Submissions/Why Wikipedia should be a viable source of research in schools- from the eyes of a high-schooler

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


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Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Jason Gallant

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Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

This panel would involve a great debate over the long-argued question as to whether or not Wikipedia is a viable source of information for high-schoolers looking to research something for a paper, project, etc. I know that, as a high-schooler, I occasionally use Wikipedia for research, but out of fear that my information may not be reputable, I always double check it with an actual source of information. Nevertheless, I feel as though Wikipedia should be allowed as a primary source of information for all high school projects, and a great debate panel would help to end this argument once and for all.

  • WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education


Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

None at the moment... although this would not require a slide

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None- can present at any time

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  1. GastelEtzwane (talk) 23:20, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Zellfaze (talk) 20:13, 19 March 2012 (UTC) Highly interested[reply]
  3. Bokehmon (talk) 21:07, 19 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. CT Cooper · talk 19:58, 22 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]