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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 not wikipedia

Why NotWikipedia?

Appropriate Uses of Online Resources

OELMA Annual Conference - October 14, 2011

Don Boozer, KnowItNow24x7 Coordinator

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www.knowitnow.org

One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things”

learningcommons.infohio.org

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www.knowitnow.org

One of INFOhio’s “21 Essential Things”

learningcommons.infohio.org

why not wikipedia1
What is Wikipedia?

Why Not Wikipedia?

What are appropriate uses of it?

What about other online resources?

How can I get involved?

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What is Wikipedia?

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

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What is Wikipedia?
  • Free
  • Web-based
  • Collaborative
  • Multilingual
  • Non-profit
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(→Tecumseh in popular culture: self promotional - not third party coverage)

Deleted July 6, 2010, at 6:30pm

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7th most popular website in the world
  • 380,000,000 visitors
  • 280+ languages
  • 19,800,000 articles
  • 90,000+ editors

By the numbers…

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English Wikipedia

equals

2,600+

printed volumes

Encyclopedia

Britannica

By the numbers…

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What are appropriate uses of it?
  • Introduction to a topic
  • Popular culture
  • Foreign language study
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#CMLbookchat

Twitter…

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http://bitly.com/qNEHsE

Connect students to the world

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http://bitly.com/oPTkDu

Encourage responsible “digital citizenship”

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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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