The success of Wikipedia and wikinomic has led to a reassessment of distance learning universities, especially with reference to their structure. Such university model is being considered increasingly important in creating and disseminating knowledge. If comparing traditional universities with the basic
features of Wikipedia, it is possible to envisage a new structural model melting the positive aspects of both structures in a single system.
Article originally published in ‘Educause Review’ v. 44(2009), n. 1, pp. 36-47. Reprinted with permission.