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 http://tinyurl.com/y6mdbb
And a recent local one… MJS Article – Lake Express Ferry vs. S.S. Badger http://tinyurl.com/y4h9an
And the Onion’s Take… “Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence” http://tinyurl.com/fx2s8
To use or not to use? Colbert Report: “wikiality” http://tinyurl.com/zenmw Bad writing (i.e. writing style)? http://tinyurl.com/gckod
To use or not to use? Didn’t we face this same question with the advent of the Internet?
To use or not to use? Or, are the “edit wars” in Wikipedia a different animal?
To use or not to use? We used to view changing content on a web site as hacking…
To use or not to use? Peer review – does the quantity of reviewers equate to greater quality information?
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
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
A better wiki? “Citizendium” http://tinyurl.com/wgsum
Upcoming Discussions Chronicle of Higher Education Wikipedia: Beat It, Join It, or Ignore It? http://tinyurl.com/w97a6