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Questioning Authority: Evaluating Wikipedia Articles

Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, with an assistant, James Owen.

Jim Wilson/The New York TimesSue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, with an assistant, James Owen.Go to related article »Overview| If Wikipedia is a collaborative project open to all, why are fewer than 15 percent of the site’s contributors women? How authoritative and complete do Wikipedia articles tend to be? In this lesson, students evaluate Wikipedia articles and consider the factors that contribute to the articles’ reliability.

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