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Wikipedia in the Classroom: Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy

3rd Annual Plagiarism Education Week

Students use Wikipedia—but have you ever thought of asking them to contribute content to Wikipedia? In this presentation, LiAnna Davis from the Wiki Education Foundation will explain best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool.

In contributing content to Wikipedia, students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking -- a true authentic learning service project for the digital age.


LiAnna Davis, Director of Programs at Wiki Education Foundation, is responsible for all programmatic activities. She oversees program administration, including program planning, staffing, development, budgeting, communications, and evaluation.

Jason Chu is Education Director for Turnitin. His focus is on working to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement.

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