Proposal:Enable school usage and acceptance (done)

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  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation



Summary

Encourage the usage of Wikipedia (or an offshoot specifically for this purpose) to schools and combat the current views of unreliability.

Proposal

Strongly incorporating the idea of peer-review by academic institutions, Wikipedia could have some way of marking articles that were checked by authoritative experts for correctness and also by respected style editors for readability/usability. These articles would also filter up into a different site which holds all the well-checked articles (could be called "EduWiki" or something like that) which is a citeable source for school assignments. There might also be an emphasis on articles of academic interest (history, mathematics, science, literature, etc.) rather than well-checked articles about celebrities.

Done - see schools-wikipedia.org.

Motivation

Not being able to use Wikipedia as a citeable source on school assignments.


Key Questions

  • How to establish a reliable network of people/institutions for checking articles?
  • How to generate a public image that will make teachers willing to accept EduWiki as a citeable resource?
  • What would be the relationship between articles on Wikipedia and EduWiki?
  • Which articles should and should not be included in EduWiki?

Potential Costs

Publicity to emphasize that the articles are well-checked and reliable.


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Daviddoria 17:46, 22 July 2010 (UTC) - it says (done), but what was the result?