The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia In The Classroom
This guide, in the form of 11 questions and answers, helps clarify certain misconceptions about what has come to be one of the most popular and frequently used websites in the world. It also can can be found in its entirety on wikipedia.com. As it is created by Wikipedia–or some arrangement of its volunteer editors–it is undoubtedly biased, but equally informative. Background Concepts such as open source, copyleft, collaborative writing, and volunteer contributions for the public good can be new and unfamiliar ideas to many students. Some common questions that students and educators ask about Wikipedia are answered below based on the status of Wikipedia and on reasonable projections for its immediate future. What does wiki mean? The term “wiki” is derived from the word wikiwiki, which is the Hawaiian word for “quick”. Is Wikipedia accurate and reliable? Wikipedia is rapidly developing, and its editors strive, over time, to increase its reliability as a source of information. Yes.
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