Lecture on the quality of Wikipedia in High School

On May 31, 2017 Włodzimierz Lewoniewski provided lectures and workshops for pupils of the High School no 12 in Poznań as part of the Infizmania project. The topic focused on the quality of information on Wikipedia in various languages.

During the lectures pupils learned about the development and popularity of Wikipedia, its important principles, and the comparison with traditional encyclopaedias (such as Encyclopedia Britannica, Great PWN Encyclopedia, Great Soviet Encyclopedia). Topics related to the critique of the quality of Wikipedia articles and other issues related primarily to the freedom of content contribution were also discussed. In addition, the method of assessing the quality of Wikipedia articles was presented and during the workshops the pupils themselves were able to check the quality of the particular articles they chose on various topics: companies, computer games, actors, movies, politicians and others. Moreover, Włodzimierz Lewoniewski presented the research results related to automatic quality evaluation of Wikipedia articles in different language versions.

Source: kie.ue.poznan.pl