Link: Wikipedia becomes a class assignment

“University of Washington-Bothell professor Martha Groom has more of an ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ response to the online encyclopedia that anyone can write or edit.

Instead of asking students in her environmental history course to turn in one big paper at the end of the semester, she requires them either to write an original Wikipedia article or to do a major edit on an existing one.”

Having personally lamented the quality of OB-related entries on Wikipedia, I certainly hope this type of class assignment catches on.