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Why Not Wikipedia?. Appropriate Uses of Online Resources. OELMA Annual Conference - October 14, 2011 Don Boozer, KnowItNow24x7 Coordinator. www.knowitnow.org. One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things” learningcommons.infohio.org. www.knowitnow.org. One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things”

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Why NotWikipedia?

Appropriate Uses of Online Resources

OELMA Annual Conference - October 14, 2011

Don Boozer, KnowItNow24x7 Coordinator


www.knowitnow.org

One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things”

learningcommons.infohio.org


www.knowitnow.org

One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things”

learningcommons.infohio.org


!


What is Wikipedia?

Why Not Wikipedia?

What are appropriate uses of it?

What about other online resources?

How can I get involved?


What is Wikipedia?

“a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.”


What is Wikipedia?

  • Free

  • Web-based

  • Collaborative

  • Multilingual

  • Non-profit


www.wikimedia.org


The “Googleplex”


www.wikimedia.org


www.wikimedia.org


www.wikimedia.org


www.wikimedia.org


“Wikipedia is not evil.”


Wikipedia is a tool.


“Anyone can edit anything!”


Case in point… Tecumseh


Added July 6, 2010, at 6:27pm


(→Tecumseh in popular culture: self promotional - not third party coverage)

Deleted July 6, 2010, at 6:30pm


Added July 11, 2010, 3:13pm


  • 7th most popular website in the world

  • 380,000,000 visitors

  • 280+ languages

  • 19,800,000 articles

  • 90,000+ editors

By the numbers…


By the numbers…


English Wikipedia

equals

2,600+

printed volumes

Encyclopedia

Britannica

By the numbers…


Wikipedia is a tool.


What are appropriate uses of it?


What are appropriate uses of it?

  • Introduction to a topic

  • Popular culture

  • Foreign language study


Introduction to a topic…


Pop culture…


Foreign language study…


What about other online resources?


Twitter…


#CMLbookchat

Twitter…


Twitter…


Facebook…


Google…


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


Google is a collection of tools.


How can I get involved?


Encourage students to edit articles


Encourage students to edit articles


http://bitly.com/qbASkd


http://bitly.com/qNEHsE

Connect students to the world


http://bitly.com/oPTkDu

Encourage responsible “digital citizenship”


Use your tools wisely


Thank you!

Evaluation posted at

bit.ly/whynotwiki

Slides are available at

www.slideshare.net/donboozer

Don Boozer

KnowItNow24x7 Coordinator

[email protected]


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