Wikipedia-editing as a teaching strategy in health professional schools: 6 years, 5 countries, 5 professions...and counting.

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2019-11
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Azzam, Amin
Jacobs, Joshua
Richards, Maureen
Hird, Kathryn
Kahili-Heede, Melissa
Lebowitz, David
Costello, Jospeh
Dexter, Nadine
Brock, Tina
Geres, Nour
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● Wikipedia is the world’s most frequently used health-information source. ● Embracing the platform helps fulfill health professional schools’ teaching & service missions. ● Student & faculty effort searching, analyzing, writing & editing Wikipedia is scholarly work. ● The Wiki Education Foundation’s “Students in the Health Professions” campaign aggregates all efforts of these students editing WIkipedia as part of formal coursework. ● Since 2013, there have been 1,271 students who have added 711,000 words, 86 images and 9,030 references to 642 health-related Wikipedia pages. ● These Wikipedia pages have been viewed 55.2 million times since students began contributing. ● Participants highlight the refreshingly collaborative nature of the work-- for students, librarians, and faculty alike!
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poster presentation
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Wikipedia, Education, Medical colleges, Libraries, Public health, Pharmacy, Teeth--Diseases
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