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Classroom Wikipedia participation effects on future intentions to contribute
Abstract One of the biggest challenges faced by socOne of the biggest challenges faced by social media sites like Wikipedia is how to motivate users to contribute content. Research continues to demonstrate that only a small percentage of users contribute to user-generated content sites. In this study we assess the results of a Wikimedia Foundation initiative, which had graduate and undergraduate students from 22 U.S. universities contribute content to Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework. 185 students were asked about their participation in the initiative and their intention to participate on Wikipedia in the future. Results suggest that intentions to continue contributing are influenced by the initial attitude towards the class, and the degree to which students perceived they were writing for a global audience.d they were writing for a global audience.
Abstractsub One of the biggest challenges faced by socOne of the biggest challenges faced by social media sites like Wikipedia is how to motivate users to contribute content. Research continues to demonstrate that only a small percentage of users contribute to user-generated content sites. In this study we assess the results of a Wikimedia Foundation initiative, which had graduate and undergraduate students from 22 U.S. universities contribute content to Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework. 185 students were asked about their participation in the initiative and their intention to participate on Wikipedia in the future. Results suggest that intentions to continue contributing are influenced by the initial attitude towards the class, and the degree to which students perceived they were writing for a global audience.d they were writing for a global audience.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2145204.2145267  +
Has author Cliff Lampe + , Jonathan Obar + , Elif Ozkaya + , Paul Zube + , Alcides Velasquez +
Has keyword Cscl + , Efficacy + , Participation + , Wikipedia +
Has paywall mirror http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2145204.2145267  +
Has reference Writing and participatory media: writing, citing, and participatory media: wikis as learning environments in the high school classroom + , He says, she says: conflict and coordination in Wikipedia + , Improving science education and understanding through editing Wikipedia + , Wikipedia: A Quantitative Analysis + , Wikipedians are born, not made: a study of power editors on Wikipedia + , Creating, destroying, and restoring value in Wikipedia + , The singularity is not near: slowing growth of Wikipedia +
Isbn 978-1-4503-1086-4  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 2  +
Number of references by publication 7  +
Pages 403-406  +
Published in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work +
Title Classroom Wikipedia participation effects on future intentions to contribute +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 April 2012 16:47:27  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 18 September 2012 23:07:04  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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