Wikipedia in the classroom


Note: this blog post is adapted from Turnitin First Draft – February edition:

Two recent webcasts discussed the role that Wikipedia can play in education from two different perspectives.

“The Future of Wikipedia in Education,” Jake Orlowitz asked this question to the attendees: have you ever incorporated Wikipedia into classroom assignments or discussions?  Half of the 325 respondents took a negative approach to Wikipedia.

What’s Wrong with Wikipedia? Renee Bangerter argues that Wikipedia is good for general knowledge.  Students need to learn how to evaluate internet sources before using them in their research.

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