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Students Contribute to Wikipedia Content and Credibility

Students Contribute to Wikipedia Content and Credibility

| November 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:Akhilsunnithan By Eleanor Yang Su, California Watch Teachers who once shunned the idea of students citing Wikipedia on class assignments now are embracing the Web site as a teaching tool. Dozens of teachers at high schools and universities – including several in California – are assigning their students to write and edit entries for the […]

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How to Keep Wikipedia Viable? Recruit College Students as Editors

How to Keep Wikipedia Viable? Recruit College Students as Editors

| July 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Anne Nelson From what I can tell, most of my fellow educators spend more time criticizing Wikipedia than engaging with it. The conversation tends to go round in a fairly tiresome circle: The first educator points to an article on the subject of his/her expertise and points to a glaring error to demonstrate that […]

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Education in the Age of Google and Wikipedia

Education in the Age of Google and Wikipedia

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you’re still wondering about the implications of the effects of technology on learning, take a look at this brilliant video by Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist who studies the effects of media on society. The envelopment of sites like Google and Wikipedia into our daily lives has completely changed our relationship with information. What […]

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Plagiarism or Paraphrasing: Does it Matter Anymore?

Plagiarism or Paraphrasing: Does it Matter Anymore?

| May 10, 2011 | 5 Comments

Last week’s post about how the Internet affects plagiarism brought up some interesting points of discussion. Readers are parsing the difference between copying information verbatim without citing the source, and paraphrasing information gleaned from sources like Wikipedia. One reader writes: As a graduate student and researcher, 80% of what I do is not expressing original […]

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Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

Five Ways Silicon Valley is Changing Education

| April 15, 2011 | 8 Comments

There’s no argument that Silicon Valley startups have influenced how businesses operate. The fact that most companies now count social media strategy as a crucial part of their operation is a testament to the Internet culture infiltrating far beyond the Internet-only based businesses. The same phenomenon is happening in education. Here are five ways tech-based […]

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