Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/University of Maryland/INST201-0101 Heroes and Villains in the Age of Information (SP 2017)
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We all rely on Wikipedia to help us quickly get answers to our information needs. Some people generally distrust the accuracy of content on Wikipedia because it is generated by a community of anonymous contributors; however, a lot of research suggests popular Wikipedia pages are very reliable.
How does content get onto Wikipedia’s pages? What is the process for evaluating proposed changes? How does Wikipedia ensure information is correct and non-biased? Understanding how Wikipedia works ties directly into our course discussions on information needs and information literacy. Over several weeks, you’ll complete training on how to edit and evaluate Wikipedia, select and critique an existing article, and submit an edit to an article.