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I just found a way to use Zotero to save me heaps and heaps of time. I use a lot of Creative Commons images from Flickr in my presentations. I usually upload them to slideshare.net, which means I am stringent about attributing the image with a “Media Credits” slide at the end. I have been cutting and pasting the details from Flickr.
Olof Sundin University of Gothenburg & Lund University, Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden Helena Francke Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, SE-501 90 Borås, Sweden Introduction
Editor’s Note : This paper leads us from the basics of wikis for teaching and learning to Wikipedia and a whole new concept of productive activity for faculty and students. It explains the value of wikis for teaching and learning as compared to web pages. It goes on to show the power of open source learning and the Wikipedia. Most important, it shows how the Wikipedia and global peer review can directly and immediately influence the quality and relevance of teaching and learning in classrooms and learning spaces today.
You’ve got to feel a bit for Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales. Here’s a guy with a fairly simple but incredibly powerful idea: Create a way for people to share what they know with the wider world and in the process build a resource that can be of great benefit to everyone. As he said in a recent message to the Wikipedia community, “One person writes something, somebody improves it a little, and it keeps getting better, over time.” Later, in bold face, he says, “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” Lofty stuff, and you can’t deny he and the project have been incredibly successful.
By Peter S. Cahn In the last days of the semester, the gulf between students and faculty members seems even larger than usual. Professors trade stories of escalating outrage about the latest sign that undergraduates care little about their studies. They turn in final papers riddled with misspellings and a bibliography consisting only of Wikipedia entries.
As Wikipedia has become more and more popular with students, some professors have become increasingly concerned about the online, reader-produced encyclopedia. While plenty of professors have complained about the lack of accuracy or completeness of entries, and some have discouraged or tried to bar students from using it, the history department at Middlebury College is trying to take a stronger, collective stand. It voted this month to bar students from citing the Web site as a source in papers or other academic work. All faculty members will be telling students about the policy and explaining why material on Wikipedia -- while convenient -- may not be trustworthy.
You've probably seen encyclopedias. Whether you're settling an argument or researching a school project, these books can hold the answers. These days though, the world moves so fast, it's hard for books that were written months or years ago to keep up. Thankfully we have a new kind of encyclopedia that's online, free, built by thousands of people and changes every day.
A yellow submarine in Second Life. Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab . It was launched on June 23, 2003. A number of free client programs , or Viewers, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] enable Second Life users, to interact with each other through avatars (Also called Residents ). Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over. [ 3 ]
Wikipedia policies and guidelines are developed by the community to describe best practice, clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise further our goal of creating a free, reliable encyclopedia. There is no need to read any policy or guideline pages to start editing. The five pillars is a popular summary of the most pertinent principles. Although Wikipedia does not employ hard-and-fast rules , Wikipedia policy and guideline pages describe its principles and best-known practices. Policies explain and describe standards that all users should normally follow, while guidelines are meant to outline best practices for following those standards in specific contexts.
infolitland What to Do With Wikipedia By William Badke, Trinity Western University If you want to get five opinions from four information professionals, just mention Wikipedia. Often banned by professors, panned by traditional reference book publishers, and embraced by just about everyone else, Wikipedia marches on like a great beast, growing larger and more commanding every day. With no paid editors and written by almost anyone, it shouldn’t have succeeded, but it has. In fact, it’s now emerged as the No. 1 go-to information source in the world. It’s used not only by the great unwashed but also by many educated people as well.
The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation . It offers a coaching framework and dozens of tools which can used by a range of educators. The following is from chapter one. There's generally an agreement that educators need more knowledge, skills, practice, and support after they enter the profession.
(via David Warlick ) Andy Carvin comes up with lesson plan that gets the most out of the unverifiableness of Wikipedia . Bottom line, use it to teach the type of information literacy skills we should be applying to much of what we read these days: Here’s a quick scenario.