Research:The Transformative Potential of Wikipedia in Higher Education

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This page documents a planned research project.
Information may be incomplete and change before the project starts.

Key Personnel[edit]

  • Christine Trala

Project Summary[edit]

Creation of a organizational framework depicting how Wikipedia can be used to support, enhance and transform learning and teaching in higher education


Methods include direct non-participant observation of Wikipedia use in higher education classrooms, questionnaires for students and professors/lecturers, focus groups with students.


The work will be published as a PhD and I expect to publish articles along the way.

Wikimedia Policies, Ethics, and Human Subjects Protection[edit]

Not Applicable

Benefits for the Wikimedia community[edit]

The project will support Wikimedia Outreach Education and the research group.


November 2011- November 2012: Literature review and trialing methods in Applied and Interactive Theatre at the University of Hull, Scarborough with Dr. Toni Sant.

Spring 2013 Co-author article of the use of Wikipedia in HE with Dr. Toni Sant


Institutional Funding from the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull


To be added as the PhD is written.

External links[edit]


Christine Trala