Public policy students publish work on Wikipedia – great to see. Interesting to see the stories of particular students, and what led them to choose their topics.
This is just one of the academic programs using Wikipedia. It’s an effective way to learn, and it creates something of value to society: open knowledge.
We mention this because similar opportunities exist at Appropedia. About half a dozen university classes work with Appropedia at any one time on sustainability, development and design subjects, exploring topics in depth or documenting real world projects. We’d love to have more.
The level of engagement described below is something that we’ve also seen:
Students who participated last semester became so engaged that they said it was the first time they shared one of their college papers with their parents…
See Appropedia:Service learning for more.