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This was my Power Point at EdTech 2009 in Ashland, Virginia where I try to show that the advantages of Wikipedia outweigh the negatives and that banning Wikipedia is the wrong thing to do.

This was my Power Point at EdTech 2009 in Ashland, Virginia where I try to show that the advantages of Wikipedia outweigh the negatives and that banning Wikipedia is the wrong thing to do.

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    • 1. http://tr.im/edtech2009
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    • 4. 2:44pm EST 3:14pm EST| 7 minutes of misinformation
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      • Question #1: Use http://tr.im/wiki1
      • Question #2: Students http://tr.im/wiki2
      • Question #3: Trust http://tr.im/wiki3
      • Question #4: Standard Resources http://tr.im/wiki4
      Polling: http://tr.im/edtech2009
    • 9. http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/web/prank-blog-takes-credit-for-palins-africa-faux-pas/2008/11/14/1226318898086.html
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    • 14. Wikimess http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-11-29-wikipedia-edit_x.htm#
    • 15. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-12-14-nature-wiki_x.htm
    • 16. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-12-14-nature-wiki_x.htm
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    • 21. http://flickr.com/photos/tnarik/2600345868/
    • 22. “ For God sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia.” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/1328/wikipedia-founder-discourages-academic-use-of-his-creation http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/04/26/jimmywales55_wideweb__470x364,0.jpg
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      • Wikipedia isn’t perfect, but neither is anything else. Students should be taught this, not banned from it.
      http://flickr.com/photos/nhoj/2975109723/
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      • Even if students do not cite Wikipedia in a paper, it is very possible they used Wikipedia to find information anyway. Facing this reality, instructors should teach students about the validity of every research resources.
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    • 26. Anatomy of Wikipedia
    • 27. Anatomy of Wikipedia
    • 28. Anatomy of Wikipedia
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    • 30. Advantages
      • More content
      • More obscure content
      • Hyperlinked
      • Referenced
      • New content
      • Ongoing Conversations
      • Writing for a real audience
      • 90+ Languages
      • Free
      • Establishing credibility
        • web presence
      • It’s revised
      • Revising for clarity
      • Revising for purpose
      • Discuss:
        • Truth
        • Accuracy
        • Neutrality
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    • 39. http://flickr.com/photos/22141723@N07/2354715163/
    • 40. http://flickr.com/photos/ambuj/345356294/
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