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Mon 11/16

Why Higher Education Should Embrace Wikipedia

Date: Mon, November 16, 2015
Time: 5:15 PM
Why do professors still shun Wikipedia?

Amin Azzam, MD, MA; Faculty, UCSF; Faculty, UC Berkeley

In 2013 Amin Azzam created the nation's first medical school course dedicated entirely to improving the health-related content on Wikipedia. It is estimated that every six out of seven people on the planet have access to the internet through mobile phones. In higher education throughout most of the United States, students can Google answers before their teachers finish asking the questions. So why do most professors still shun Wikipedia as a source of information?