Forgoing a discussion about the value of Wikipedia in learning and in the academy, I still want to draw your attention to some interesting tools that have been developed to search and navigate Wikipedia. The blog Free Technology For Teachers posted an article called Five Ways to Visually Explore Wikipedia. The five tools that were highlighted are:
I chose eyePlorer to take for a test drive. Here is a demo of what I found.
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What really interested me was not the Wikipedia information, but how it was presented visually with related things connected spatially.
Now that is interesting!