Submissions/Using wiki as a knowledge source in project-based learning(PBL) – the reliability issues in Wikis

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3037
Title of the submission
Using wiki as a knowledge source in project-based learning(PBL) – the reliability issues in Wikis
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Discussion / Presentation
Author of the submission
E-mail address
Country of origin
Hong Kong
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Department of Management and Marketing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The proposed session is to find out the indicators and factors that affect the reliability of wiki articles, related to my proposed research for the admission of Master of Philosophy program.

The project is related to using wiki as a knowledge source in the group project. In the light of wiki’s challenged reliability [1], however, wiki should be used with more different consideration, instead of merely copying. Otherwise, the meaning of PBL will be lost.

Possible factors includes (but not limited to):

  1. No. of edits( in Discussion page / article)
  2. Official account for related parties
  3. Page Rate
  4. Users level(Although it may violate some core value of Wikipedia)

The workshop serves as an excellent starting point of the research. The opinion and experience of different Wikimedian community members are strongly valued. It is mainly expected that the participants can suggest different possible indicators / factors related to the reliability and accuracy of wiki’s article.

Proposed outline of the presentation / Discussion:

  1. Topic Introduction
  2. About project-based learning in Hong Kong
  3. Situation Overview
  4. List of possible indicator for reliability and accuracy, and discussion of weight
  5. Discussion

After the collection of opinion, and if I am admitted into the Master of Philosophy program, the research will be started based on the founding in this

The research will be done by having experiment in some secondary schools in Hong Kong. The expected outcome will be a guideline for the teachers and students to using wiki in the group project, mainly related to using wiki for finding information. The Wikimedian community can also benefit by knowing how to increase the reliability and accuracy of wiki articles according to the feedback in this research. Ideally I will also be proposing a reliability score mechanism.

Last but not least, I hope that this workshop can bring Wikimania into increased attention from the university faculties. Even if I am not admitted into the Master of Philosophy program eventually, I will still write a post-conference paper, and hopefully to be published via Wikimania or other Wikimedian official channel.

Education Outreach
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Depending on the scholarship application.
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

I would request,

  1. Computer, connected with a projector for the PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Assistance in printing handout for distribution is ideal but not compulsory.
  3. A4 Paper and Stationery for participants to give their feedback is ideal but not compulsory.


  1. Wheeler, S., YEoMAnS, P., & WHEElER, D. (2008). The good, the bad and the wiki: Evaluating student‐generated content for collaborative learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(6), 987-995.

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  1. -Happy Kevin (talk) 03:42, 20 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
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