Here is an animated video about the history and state of Wikipedia narrated by Jimmy Wales.
Will – thanks for this. This is very interesting and, in our specific context, mildly controversial. We are having real issues with some learners using Wikipedia as their primary/sole research source – so much so that it has been suggested that learner access be blocked on campus.
Very interesting Barnaby. I know that the issue is a bit of a hot button in schools at KU too. (And most likely throughout academia!)
But it is good to understand the different contexts and perspectives about the Wikipedia phenomenon. I don’t imagine it is going away, so as teachers we need to deal with it. 🙂
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