wilkipediaFrom today, university lecturers have at their disposal a Best Practice Guide to Use Wikipedia in University Education in their classrooms. The manual, available in English, Catalan and Spanish, seeks to help extend the innovative use of open access educational resources on the Internet and can be downloaded free from the project website Wiki for Higher Education (wiki4HE Project) of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. (IN3-UOC).

The initiative forms part of the results of the broad research led by Professor Eduard Aibar and is framed within the RecerCaixa research programme of excellence promoted by ”la Caixa” Foundation in collaboration with the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP).

 In order to prepare the publication, since 2012 the research team has been revising the most relevant university teaching practices undertaken in this field at international level (some of them at Columbia, Harvard, Yale and MIT) based on over 50 experiences.

The objective of the guide is to extend the use of open access educational resources on the Internet, and especially Wikipedia, and contribute to improving many specific relevant skills (such as communication, summarization and critical analysis of information) as well as strengthening the transfer of knowledge and the involvement of the academic and scientific world in this task.

Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación