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Wiki: The textbook

There is a fascinating story in Nature, which I picked up via the WSJ.com's monring briefing e-mail newsletter. Talk about knowledge management...

In an effort to pool the knowledge of university professors and students around the globe and produce 1,000 university textbooks using wiki technology, the University of Georgia has begun a project to compile information from free online texts that span undergraduate subjects from biology to literature to computer science.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Sep 18, 2006 at 12:15 PM


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