Massive-scale online collaboration

Let’s have the courage to make Wikipedia development one of the default methods of college assignments. It will make our lives easier, make student work more challenging and interesting, and produce something useful for society.

Sounds good. Kind of reminds me of that other education method I saw: students learning another language would be given segments of text from wikipedia to translate. This helped to translate entire pages from one language into another. (Individually they had errors, but combined, the translation was very good).

The video where I saw that is called “Massive-scale online collaboration” and also mentions using captcha to digitize scans of books.  And I found that video from the website Solve For <x>.  Collaboration on projects such as the entirety of wikipedia are amazing, despite being new and young.  There is much more we can do in the future.

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