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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-02-04/Newsroom use - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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As reviewed in “Wikipedia in the Newsroom,” what is the general attitude toward Wikipedia among academics?

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Lindsay Connors's comment, October 1, 2012 11:43 PM
Although some professors believe that it can be a useful starting point when researching a subject, other professors believe it demeans the research process entirely. Many professors feel that students should be researching independently and sorting through information on their own as opposed to resorting immediately to Wikipedia. Not only is information found of Wikipedia often false, but many students come to rely on it as a primary source which has caused many professors to discourage its use. Some still maintain the belief that Wikipedia is a useful starting point and can have reputable citations listed at the bottom of the article.
Monica Jones's comment, October 2, 2012 1:02 AM
As reviewed in “Wikipedia in the Newsroom,” it's stating that Wikipedia is not an accurate site to get your information from. Anybody can go into Wikipedia and add information whether it be false or true. Basically they are saying that it's unreliable.
Chris Bechtel's comment, October 2, 2012 11:46 AM
Academics view Wikipedia as a questionable source. It's okay to view content on Wikipedia in order to garner cited sources but the info itself in unverifiable. From Wikipedia, people can count on the same level of credibility as other social sites like Facebook and Twitter. Although social media sites are generally more "gossip centric", the generators of the content are no more scholarly than those that create content for Wikipedia.
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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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What the Internet is doing to our brains
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Foday Gibateh's comment, August 29, 1:44 AM
The article I read was named "The Power of the Web: A Systematic Review of Studies of the Influence of the Internet on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People". In the article the authors describe how tools such as the internet has caused self harm and suicidal thoughts to enter the minds of young adults. The authors decided to do a study to examine if the internet was the reasoning of giving young people the idea for them to commit suicide. They conducted an electronic literature review using tools such as Medline, Embase, PsycInfo and CInhal databases. Once the authors examined, they came across several suicides that were caused due to Cyber Bullying. It was also found that the internet can be the reasoning some young people also feel the need to get depressed. The internet also creates channels such as social networks, which lead to cyber bullying.
Foday Gibateh's comment, August 29, 1:44 AM
The article I read was named "The Power of the Web: A Systematic Review of Studies of the Influence of the Internet on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People". In the article the authors describe how tools such as the internet has caused self harm and suicidal thoughts to enter the minds of young adults. The authors decided to do a study to examine if the internet was the reasoning of giving young people the idea for them to commit suicide. They conducted an electronic literature review using tools such as Medline, Embase, PsycInfo and CInhal databases. Once the authors examined, they came across several suicides that were caused due to Cyber Bullying. It was also found that the internet can be the reasoning some young people also feel the need to get depressed. The internet also creates channels such as social networks, which lead to cyber bullying.
Foday Gibateh's comment, August 29, 1:44 AM
Daine, K., Hawton, K., Singaravelu, V., Stewart, A., Simkin, S., & Montgomery, P. (2013). The Power of the Web: A Systematic Review of Studies of the Influence of the Internet on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People. Plos ONE, 8(10), 1-6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077555
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Technology and the Self-Regulating Student

The findings of Banyard, Underwood, and Twiner, in their paper "Do Enhanced Communication Technologies Inhibit or Facilitate Self-Regulated Learning?" suggest that though their inquiry into self-regulated learning, or SRL, may have been inconclusive, the fault may lie in the scholarship's current understanding of student assessment. Through observations of the potentialities of information and communications technologies suggest that to ignore the educational applications of technology, particularly the internet, would be incredibly short sighted. Considering that the advent of the internet allows students a degree of self-management of course materials never before possible. However, whether or not this increase of power to students is helpful is up for further study and debate. Indeed, the team argues in their summation that our understanding of information technology, and the roles it can play in the educational system must be overhauled noting, "Technology is not enough to promote self-regulation and improve performance. A culture change is necessary to bring this about," (487).

 

 

Banyard, Philip, Jean Underwood, and Alison Twiner. "Do Enhanced Communication Technologies Inhibit Or Facilitate Self-Regulated Learning?." European Journal Of Education 41.3/4 (2006): 473-489. Academic Search Alumni Edition. Web. 28 Aug. 2014.

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The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service

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How much access to your (and your friends') personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.
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The impact of technology cartoon

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The Ideal Length for All Online Content

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Learn the ideal length of Facebook posts, tweets, blog posts, Google+ headlines, title tags, paragraphs, and so much more.
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Best Tech Stories from Around the Web (March 31-April 4) | MIT Technology Review

Best Tech Stories from Around the Web (March 31-April 4) | MIT Technology Review | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
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How Are Students’ Roles Changing in the New Economy of Information?

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Beyond increasing the amount of information that students can access, the new abundant economy of information has far greater implications. It represents both a shift in the way that future classrooms will operate as well as in the student behaviors that we will value and expect.
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Why Facebook Bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion | MIT Technology Review

Why Facebook Bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion | MIT Technology Review | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile.
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Wi-Fi Is the New Cigarette #infographic

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Cigarette smoking has decreased over 20% among American adults since the 1960s. This doesn’t mean, however, that we’ve turned our back on our addictive tendencies. Instead we’ve found other vices to consume us.

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

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Thanks to technology, our brains are being rewired -- for better or worse.
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KPCB Internet Trends - May 29th, 2013

Among the highlights: Emerging markets continue to lead in the 8% year-over-year growth in global Internet users, with China adding the most (264 million users
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Traditional Education Beats Online in Key Areas, Opinion Poll Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Edutopia - Writing in the Digital Age

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"The latest installment of Edutopia’s Big Thinkers Series highlights the role of writing in the new Digital Age. There is a great short video that highlights the changing role of writing in the modern world: the writing/editing process, publication (including the rise of self-publication), and collaborative writing and analyses processes."

 

7 1/2 minute video features Elyse Eidman-Aadahk, Co-Director of the National Writing Project


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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains - YouTube

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it eve...
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The Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World | Visual.ly

The Amazing Ways The Google Car Will Change the World | Visual.ly | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
We've all heard about Google's plans to launch a self-driving car, but perhaps few of us have really gotten to grips with the full implications. Self-
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Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet

Looking Ahead: The Future of the Internet | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
What will the internet look like in the near future, 20 years, 100 years? We explore the possibilities in this illustration.

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|\/|ichae|_ \/\/hette|\|'s curator insight, August 1, 9:47 AM

Interesting article - beware of Skynet though!

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The Future of the Internet

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With all the talk of "The Internet of Things," and the rapid advances we're seeing with all-things web, smart devices and hyper-connected world, we found this Infographic goes a long way to tell the story.

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Studying the Digital Self

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Five analytical concepts can guide scholarship on virtual lives.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 12:08 AM

This looks very interesting for anyone involved in research and academic work.

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» The Collapse of Complex Business Models Clay Shirky

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An Inside Look At News Curation Apps from the RJI Futures Lab


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Robin Good's curator insight, March 30, 1:37 PM



This short but quite interesting video update looks at emerging news curation apps designed to gather and select the most relevant news for their users. 

Circa's David Cohn, Inside's Jason Calacanis and Newsy's Jim Spencer provide key insight into what their news discovery services are offering and how they use curation to achieve this result.  


The video covers also the value of curation over original journalism and issues of copyright and fair use.


Interesting. Informative. 7/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/Gf3SYrt2Jgw 



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socialcompany's curator insight, May 23, 9:04 AM

stories behind circa, inside, newsy, good short videos.

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The Technologists' Siren Song

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Hucksters for innovation play down its political, economic, and environmental costs.
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Communication Theory as a Field

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Meet the 'Most Connected Man' in the World

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45-year-old Chris Dancy is known as "the most connected guy in the world."
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Is this a glimpse into the future of a "connected human"?

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Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords

Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
Advocates of a free and open Internet could see this coming, but today's ruling from a Washington appeals court striking down the FCC's rules protecting the open net was worse than the most dire forecasts.
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Growing Up: There's No App for That

Growing Up: There's No App for That | CAS 383: Culture and Technology | Scoop.it
In a new book, Howard Gardner and Katie Davis say social media may be pushing young people to prematurely cement their identities.
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THE AGE OF SCALE

Keynote for Wikimedia UK GLAM-WIKI conference, British Library, London, April 12, 2013. https://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM-WIKI_2013 Also presented at the Natio
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