A handful of articles on the use of wikipedia bobbed up in the #edtech twitter stream this morning. Some food for thought on the use of wikipedia in education.
- Gwyneth Jones, "Wikipedia is NOT Wicked!" The Daring Librarian, USA. 6 Nov 2010. Web. 8 Nov 2010
- Christopher Dawson, "Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia." ZDNet, USA. 4 Nov 2010. Web. 8 Nov 2010
- Sarah Gonzalez, "Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia." National Public Radio, USA. 2 Nov 2010. web. 8 Nov 2010
- Karen All Cullotta, "Yes, students, there's a world beyond Wikipedia." Chicago Tribune, USA. 2 Nov 2010. Web. 8 Nov 2010
- "How to Cite a Wikipedia Article in MLA Format." WikiHow. Last edited 4 Nov 2010. Web. 8 Nov 2010
"Warning: Wikipedia is generally not an acceptable information source for academic papers and you may be penalized when using it as a reference. However, if for lack of time you do use Wikipedia as a source, do cite it as it is better to be marked down for using non-authoritative sources than to be accused of plagiarism."
Do you use Wikipedia?
Have you ever edited Wikipedia?