Talk:Wikipedia in Higher Education Summit
- It seems like #wphied is being used. Regards, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 20:39, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Realizing a dream, step by step
The sort of collaboration between academia and Wikipedia has been a dream of mine for years. I have watched this year's work come together with enormous pleasure, and am indebted to everyone who made it possible. The goals of the academy to gather, refine, and pass on knowledge are the same goals that gave rise to Wikipedia; but seemed for a time at odds. The work that the professors, Ambassadors, and students have done over the last year to integrate the two cultures has been extraordinary, the result felt on many corners of the project. It has improved wiki culture and showed students how easy it is for their work to have lasting impact.
These collaborations improve the commons, and help provide basic, balanced information to everyone in the world. This goal was often built into the fabric of our institutions of learning, but needs to be updated to reflect what is possible online. I hope that the idea embodied by this year of work will spread to every field of study, allowing even novice exercises to contribute to our knowledge archives, and changing how we understand lifelong education. I look forward to learning from everyone's accomplishments at the weekend's summit. Sj (talk) 20:31, 7 July 2011 (UTC)