What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework?

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  • DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING Whats left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyones homework? David White University of the Arts @daveowhite bit.ly/wikimania2014
  • Why are you listening to this talk? bit.ly/wikimania2014 @daveowhite
  • If the answer to the homework youve set is a Wikipedia page then you need to change the way you teach.
  • Education vs Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaylor/13945881
  • I say Wikipedia often but it is not just for learning, I like to go on there and just read things, anything really If I was using it as a source in my coursework I probably wouldnt use Wikipedia because it is unreliable. UKS3 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • Id like to thank Google, Wikipedia and copy & paste
  • when they say, Dont go to Wikipedia what everybody hears is, Dont quote Wikipedia USU6 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING Learning Black Market https://www.flickr.com/photos/claustom/8845531526
  • I really dont understand why Wikipedia is so taboo because - I mean, I do understand that anyone can add information on there but then again anyone can make a website, anyone can make a journal, it doesnt make it like an educational source. USU7 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING Credibility Dave White
  • While not originally perceived as such, credibility is now seen as a relative attribute dependant on perspective, and not an attribute inherent to a source, person or information object. Berkman Center for Internet and Society Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality
  • Visitor Resident
  • Visitor Resident (Feel free to create a Wikipedia article on this)
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Ignore_all_rules_means
  • All my professors have said that its not a citable source because anyone can change the information. USU8 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • Think Less Find More https://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/3591846573
  • Teachers dont just dislike it because its not the most reliable source since anyone can post something on there even though the site is monitored, its because its too easy. USU3 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • Loss of taxonomy https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonvance/3633579006
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/mellydoll/6541377523
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa_rific/2819498128 Scattered hairballs
  • You can go to Wikipedia, you can get an answer, you dont actually learn anything, you just get an answer. Tutor via USU6 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  • If the answer to the homework youve set is a Wikipedia page then you need to change the way you teach.
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/stasiland/467444438
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  • Thanks @daveowhite http://bit.ly/wikimania2014