Graduate Student Use of Wikipedia

ID: 48691 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Yu-mei Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Thursday, June 30 3:25-3:45 PM Location: Pavilion Ballroom A

No presider for this session.

Abstract: This presentation contends that student voices should be heard in discussing controversies concerning Wikipedia use and its academic values. How do students use Wikipedia? What do student perceive the quality of Wikipedia? What are reasons for students to use Wikipedia? This presentation reports a study designed to investigate how graduate students relate to Wikipedia in terms of their uses, their perceptions about the quality of its information and their rationales why they choose to use Wikipedia.


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