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What Does Open Collaboration on Wikipedia Really Look Like? PROCEEDINGS

, The University of Texas, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Most attempts at analyzing Wikipedia have focused on establishing the validity of or understanding the revision process involved with the development of a select group of high-quality articles. This study, however, attempts to take an holistic approach to researching the collaborative nature of Wikipedia by analyzing the contents and contexts of some 1,271 randomly selected articles' revision cycles. In so doing, it is hoped that a clearer vision develops of what collaboration on Wikipedia actually looks like in order to support the evolution of a better understanding of the organic nature of open collaborative communities.

Citation

Kimmons, R. (2010). What Does Open Collaboration on Wikipedia Really Look Like?. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 180-184). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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