A look at how Wikipedia is "misunderstood because many educators have yet to recognize the distinction between Wikipedia as a tool for teaching and Wikipedia as a tool for research."
Why use Wikipedia? This post suggests that the collaboration that takes place provides a number of incentives including (quoted from post):
* Similar benefits to traditional writing assignments.
* Digital literacy training.
* Multi-layered feedback.
The post also looks at using Wikipedia as a tool for research. This portion of the post is a response to some of the arguments made by Brian Proffitt's post that "recommended against Wikipedia's use in the classroom." The response suggests that the use of Wikipedia teaches one information literacy. More information may be found in the post.
Via Beth Dichter