Wikipedia assignments can be valuable ways to help sutdents develop information and digital literacies, composition, and editorial skills, reference skills, and critical thinking ability. Assignments can range from single close erading exercises to semester-long editing assignments with the goal of adding new articles, and can be integrated into courses from any disicpline.(Credit: Univ. of Michigan)
More and more Wikipedia is being incorporated into a classroom assignment - asking students to edit Wikipedia. Students learn how to write in a neutral voice to different audiences. They improve Wikipedia articles by copyediting, providing citations, or contributing to the article. Below are links to information about Wikipediia's Education Program.
(Adapted from University of Massachusets Lowell Library)