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Conf tag: #ncce2011
What do experts think? What do students think? What do you think?
: Matt Renfroe and Karen Fasimpaur
: Matt Renfroe, Karen Fasimpaur,
Questions for you:
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What are the pros and cons of a “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit,” particularly in an educational setting?
Do teachers have a responsibility to discuss Internet resources, such as Wikipedia, with students?
Do districts or schools have a responsibility to provide professional development on this, or is this up to the individual teacher?
Should Wikipedia be accepted as a valid source for school projects?
Should a policy be set on the use of Wikipedia in school?
If so, who should set policy – districts? schools? teachers?
And what should that policy be?
Other questions from the audience to be added.
Additional resources and links:
Key facts about Wikipedia
Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface
(video from North Carolina State University Libraries)
"Global Internet Research"
(including top 15 sites worldwide), ComScore
"Wikipedia, Past and Present,"
Pew Internet and American Life Project
"Internet encyclopaedias go head to head,"
"Study Finds Cancer Information on Wikipedia Is Accurate, but Not Very Readable,"
Yaacov Lawrence M.D., assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Data from student survey:
Educational programs and related resources
Bookshelf of resources
from the Carleton College Library
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