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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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Using “secondary/tertiary sources” (yeah Wikipedia!) to improve your research

Using “secondary/tertiary sources” (yeah Wikipedia!) to improve your research | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

"Wikipedia can often get a bum rap from many in the education community. Sometimes, it’s for good reason, as it can be a VERY overused information source by students AND adults alike...Today I want to reflect on its benefits as a starting reference or secondary (maybe tertiary) source to start of your research, based on how I used it to research my History resource."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:07 PM

Many students choose to use Wikipedia as a primary resource and many teachers tell students they should not use Wikipedia...but what if you require that they confirm all information from other primary resources? Gleeson notes "I believe starting with the much maligned site had several benefits that will transfer over to the students’ use." 

He discusses four issues that students often face when searching online:

* Where do I begin? (Based on my discussions with students most students tell me they use Google, but that does not mean that they look beyond the first page of results, or know how to do searches.)

* Key word search - Do your students know how to use key words? Wikipedia may help with this.

* Secondary source drives me to primary source - Allow the secondary source to provide some foundation, but confirm with primary sources.

* Effective time management for checking sources.

Additional information on each point may be found in the post.

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Wikipedia and Network Effects

Wikipedia and Network Effects | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Encouragement that the Wikipedia model—a model that relies on the collective wisdom of a large number of unpaid volunteers—could be viable was provided by the NASA ClickWorkers experiment, which ran from November 2000 to September 2001. In the experiment by NASA, unpaid volunteers visited NASA’s website to mark and classify craters and “honeycomb” terrain on Mars. (4) The study produced two surprising and interesting results. First, people are willing to engage in an unpaid, novel, and productive experience merely for the fun of it. Second, an amalgamation of data contributed by many unskilled volunteers can be virtually indistinguishable from the output of a trained worker. Thus, large groups of people are capable of producing high-quality work for free.


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Teach Your Students how Wikipedia Works

Teach Your Students how Wikipedia Works | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Wikipedia is a great resource of information about almost anything one is looking for. It is particularly full of academic and scholarly resources highly important for our students. Unfortunately, many teachers still ban their students from using this inestimable service....


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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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Share Your Knowledge How (greek subtitles)

Ένα βίντεο αφιερωμένο στα GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) σχετικά με το ΠΩΣ αυτά μπορούν να μοιραστούν την γνώση τους μέσα από τις άδειες ...

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