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July 13, 2006

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Bryan Alexander points to a Washington Post article on Wikipedia that treats the subject with "a breezy mixture of sneer and fear." (Does fear encompass the evident ignorance?) He notes that "In educational settings, I'm still getting signals that the ... [Read More]

» The Wikipedia Web from Abject Learning
Bryan Alexander points to a Washington Post article on Wikipedia that treats the subject with "a breezy mixture of sneer and fear." (Does fear encompass the evident ignorance?) He notes that "In educational settings, I'm still getting signals that the ... [Read More]

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EB

I have the impression that in academic settings, Wikipedia is the kind of thing that you outwardly express mild suspicion of, but use all of the time from the privacy of your laptop.

James

Recently, I was talking with a reference librarian about wikipedia and how to convince the students not to use it. After reading EB's comment (Kudos for putting that truth out there.) I wonder if the answer to getting students to dive deeper into resources is to use wikipedia as a starting point and a platform to dive deeper from?

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