Wikipedia Infographic: Is It Time To Embrace Online Encyclopedias?
I am currently making major revisions and updates to our Research Paper Workshop curriculum and I stumbled upon this infographic below. In our current version of this course, we discourage the use of Wikipedia, but I’m wondering if we are just behind the times. I think there’s a good case to be made for Wikipedia as a legitimate and authoritative source of information.
I’m not suggesting that we allow students to rely on Wikipedia alone, of course, but don’t you think it’s time schools started embracing this trove of internet information?
I really want to hear from folks on this. Should WriteAtHome, and schools in general, encourage the use of Wikipedia for research?
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