Monday, February 22, 2010

Judging the Quality of Wikis

There have been many opinions about the use of resources like Wikipedia in the classroom. Some teachers refuse to accept information from students when their source is Wikipedia, while others are more than happy to allow their students to use it as an authoritative source. A group of scholars even examined the issue of the accuracy of Wikipedia.

At the heart of it, Wikipedia is a wiki that anyone can contribute to and anyone can change. How do you view Wikipedia as a resource for your students? Why?

In addition to the entry responding to this prompt on your own blog this week, please respond to at least two of your fellow students' blogs.

Your own response to this prompt should be posted by midnight on Thursday, February 25th, 2010. Your comments on other students' blogs should be completed by midnight on Sunday, February 28th, 2010.