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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:54 PM

Read it as a starting point...okay, but  I still cannot endorse Wikipedia as truly reliable source. I always recommend that students investigate the sources in Wikipedia.

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Watch the World Edit Wikipedia in Real Time

Watch the World Edit Wikipedia in Real Time | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
In the past few seconds, someone from Canada edited the Wikipedia page for The Hangover Part III while another person in Fresno, California tweaked the page for Armenian cuisine. It keeps on going.
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Olivia Solis Casso's comment, May 19, 2013 7:24 PM
It sounds really cool. Specially now that I´m back in college for my second degree.
Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:50 AM

Cool!

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What Would Happen If Wikipedia Died? | Social Media Today

Anyone whos ever been to Wikipedia.org has probably seen their message in bright yellow across the top: "We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world.
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Wikipedia:WikiProject Education/Open education project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:WikiProject Education/Open education project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

This page is here to start the planning for an effort to improve articles relating to open educational resources.

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Facts Educators Need to Know about Wikipedia

Facts Educators Need to Know about Wikipedia | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

I have already talked about how Wikipedia contributed to the demise of Britannica in an earlier post entitled Wikipedia Vs Britannica,anyway today I am sharing with you a great infographic on how Wikipedia has revolutionized research and how it has become a reliable fountain of knowledge.

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The Wikipedia Myth - Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Management

Enterprise 2.0 - Knowledge Management A Revolution of Knowledge in Three Parts.
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Wikipedia pilots articles via SMS

Wikipedia pilots articles via SMS | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Wikipedia begins piloting a service that sends articles via text message, primarily aimed at users in Africa.
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Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis?

Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
From Ukraine to Egypt, universities are looking to drop traditional requirements for scholarly papers in favor of internet entries. (RT @WikimediaCA: Write an #academic thesis or improve #Wikipedia?
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Michelle Spallone's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:59 PM

That will change everything that is good in the class room.

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Wikipedia Goes To College

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Wikipedia wants academics to write content, and students to fact-check articles for academic credit. Wikimedia's ambitious university project also has another goal: To crack previously resistant foreign-language markets.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Wkipedia is a great educational resource for both teachers and students. Its articles appear almost always in the first four links of the search results. I know there are some issues with the use of this resource in education such as : plagiarism, trusted content and many more but still instead of excluding it all together we better learn and teach our students the best ways to use it.

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Wikipedia to be free on mobiles in Africa, Middle East - SciDev.Net

Wikipedia to be free on mobiles in Africa, Middle East - SciDev.Net | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will be free from mobile phones for Orange customers in Africa and the Middle East.
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Educational Technology Guy: 9 Tools For Using Wikipedia in the Classroom - great idea

Educational Technology Guy: 9 Tools For Using Wikipedia in the Classroom - great idea | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
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