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EduWiki Conference 2013

Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 10:00 to Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 17:00

EduWiki Conference 2013 is the second annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK, focusing on Education projects.

A recent white paper from TurnItIn, the online plagiarism-prevention service used widely across higher education in the UK, claims that "Wikipedia has an outsized presence as a content source for student writing". 11% of these content matches are from Wikipedia. However, the same report is quick to explain that Wikipedia has academic merit in terms of educational value. TurnItIn's recommendation is to "educate students that the true value of Wikipedia is to provide a curated summary on a topic, and that they should follow the sources and citations at the bottom of Wikipedia entries to verify the accuracy of the information and to uncover primary source material".

The conference will explore these themes.

 

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