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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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Wikipedia

Opportunities for Learning and Critical Thinking


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What is it?

Main page

http://tinyurl.com/2unsh

Policies and guidelines

http://tinyurl.com/asf2w


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Some recent national controversies

Siegenthaler article

http://tinyurl.com/yyfwey

Wikipedia vs. Britannica

http://tinyurl.com/unw65

http://tinyurl.com/y6mdbb


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And a recent local one…

MJS Article – Lake Express Ferry vs. S.S. Badger

http://tinyurl.com/y4h9an


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And the Onion’s Take…

“Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence”

http://tinyurl.com/fx2s8


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To use or not to use?

Colbert Report: “wikiality”

http://tinyurl.com/zenmw

Bad writing (i.e. writing style)?

http://tinyurl.com/gckod


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To use or not to use?

Didn’t we face this same question with the advent of the Internet?


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To use or not to use?

Or, are the “edit wars” in Wikipedia a different animal?


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To use or not to use?

We used to view changing content on a web site as hacking…


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To use or not to use?

Peer review – does the quantity of reviewers equate to greater quality information?


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Compare and Corroborate

Don’t rely solely on one source

The goal is to have a variety of sources for your assignment – print and electronic


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Learning and critical thinking

Wikipedia project page

http://tinyurl.com/y4p8k6

Using a Wiki in the classroom?

Romantic Audience Project (RAP)

http://tinyurl.com/y4p75m


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A better wiki?

“Citizendium”

http://tinyurl.com/wgsum


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Upcoming Discussions

Chronicle of Higher Education

Wikipedia: Beat It, Join It, or Ignore It?

http://tinyurl.com/w97a6


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