Browse wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia as a tool for forestry outreach
Abstract The goals of this work were to examine howThe goals of this work were to examine how the online, collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia presents information related to forest management and the profession of forestry and to explore its potential as a vehicle for widespread public outreach, interaction, and communication regarding these topics. Issues concerning the accuracy of Wikipedia content were reviewed, and a survey of Wikipedia content related to forestry was performed, along with a project enlisting college students to generate content on Wikipedia related to forest measurements coursework. Forestry-related Wikipedia articles generated over one-half million page views during 1 month in 2008, with nearly 6,000 views of 25 studentgenerated pages. In the 18 months since they were first uploaded, student-generated articles were edited 784 times by 132 separate contributors. Developing new content, editing, and revision are essential parts of the Wikipedia collaborative model. As such, significant opportunities exist for individuals or groups of students, professionals, experts, and nonexperts alike to contribute collaboratively to forestry-related articles that will be viewed by relatively large audiences of the online public on Wikipedia. Copyright 2010 by the Society of American Foresters.2010 by the Society of American Foresters.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments "The subject of forestry has a considerable presence on Wikipedia, with the number of forest management and professional forestry articles numbering at least in the hundreds." p. 358
Conclusion Forestry-related Wikipedia articles generaForestry-related Wikipedia articles generated over one-half million page views during 1 month in 2008, with nearly 6,000 views of 25 student-generated pages. In the 18 months since they were first uploaded, student-generated articles were edited 784 times by 132 separate contributors. Developing new content, editing, and revision are essential parts of the Wikipedia collaborative model. As such, significant opportunities exist for individuals or groups of students, professionals, experts, and nonexperts alike to contribute collaboratively to forestry-related articles that will be viewed by relatively large audiences of the online public on Wikipedia.diences of the online public on Wikipedia.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Bas%2Ba%2Btool%2Bfor%2Bforestry%2Boutreach%22  +
Has author Philip J. Radtke + , John F. Munsell +
Has domain Biology +
Has topic Comprehensiveness + , Student contribution +
Issue 4  +
Pages 343-349  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Forestry +
Research design Conceptual  + , Content analysis  +
Research questions The goals of this work were to examine howThe goals of this work were to examine how the online, collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia presents information related to forest management and the profession of forestry and to explore its potential as a vehicle for widespread public outreach, interaction, and communication regarding these topics. Issues concerning the accuracy of Wikipedia content were reviewed, and a survey of Wikipedia content related to forestry was performed, along with a project enlisting college students to generate content on Wikipedia related to forest measurements coursework.related to forest measurements coursework.
Revid 11,092  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia as a tool for forestry outreach
Unit of analysis Subject  +
Url http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/jof/2010/00000108/00000007/art00007  +
Volume 10  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , Information categorization and navigation  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:35:19  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Student contribution  + , Biology  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:33:00  +
hide properties that link here 
  No properties link to this page.
 

 

Enter the name of the page to start browsing from.