Wikipedia Opportunities for Learning and Critical Thinking What is it? Main page http://tinyurl.com/2unsh Policies and guidelines http://tinyurl.com/asf2w Some recent national controversies Siegenthaler article http://tinyurl.com/yyfwey Wikipedia vs. Britannica http://tinyurl.com/unw65
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Opportunities for Learning and Critical Thinking
Policies and guidelines
Wikipedia vs. Britannica
MJS Article – Lake Express Ferry vs. S.S. Badger
“Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence”
Colbert Report: “wikiality”
Bad writing (i.e. writing style)?
Didn’t we face this same question with the advent of the Internet?
Or, are the “edit wars” in Wikipedia a different animal?
We used to view changing content on a web site as hacking…
Peer review – does the quantity of reviewers equate to greater quality information?
Don’t rely solely on one source
The goal is to have a variety of sources for your assignment – print and electronic
Wikipedia project page
Using a Wiki in the classroom?
Romantic Audience Project (RAP)
Chronicle of Higher Education
Wikipedia: Beat It, Join It, or Ignore It?