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Wikipedia: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


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A workshop for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State College about the positives and negatives of Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

  1. 1. Wikipedia: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly <ul><li>Sara Marks </li></ul><ul><li>Center For Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Fitchburg State College </li></ul><ul><li>April 29, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 5. Good? <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul>
  3. 17. Bad? <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul>
  4. 22. Ugly? <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul>
  5. 23. Wikiality and Wikilobbying Wikilobbying Wikilobbying
  6. 24. What can you do? <ul><li>Engage students in discussion about Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Make editing Wikipedia an assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account for yourself and play in the Sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the discussion </li></ul>
  7. 25. References <ul><li>See links to everything and more </li></ul>