Tuesday, September 14, 2010
authority in wiki world
#PLENK2010 Many people, students in school and others, turn to Wikipedia for general information. Yet this site, in particular, is warned against. It is not an acceptable authority in academic circles. However, in this wired world, especially in remote areas where there are no large libraries or no libraries at all, this is their primary source for information. Many of the other sources of information on the web have used Wikipedia information without citing it. As in the academic world, with only literary research available in some disciplines or areas, everyone is quoting one another like a circle of gossips. If students are being given a PLE, what guidelines do they or the contributors to the WWW need?