Some professors believe Wikipedia has no place in the footnotes of a college paper. But could it have a place on the syllabus? The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that does fundraising and back-end support for the popular open-source encyclopedia, says yes, USA Today reports—and so do the nine professors at prominent colleges who have agreed to make creating, augmenting, and editing Wikipedia entries part of their students' coursework. "We've known for a long time that students are the fuel of Wikipedia," said LiAnna Davis, a Wikimedia spokeswoman. "We feel there is a place for Wikipedia in the classroom."...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i