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ERIC Number: EJ854850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Why I Love/Hate Wikipedia: Reflections upon (Not Quite) Subjugated Knowledges
Aycock, John; Aycock, Alan
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v8 n2 p92-101 May 2008
Wikipedia is a well-known online encyclopedia, whose content is contributed and edited by volunteers. Its use by students for their research is, to be polite, controversial. Is Wikipedia really evil, or is it a teaching opportunity in disguise, a representation of some deeper cultural change? We present first-hand accounts from two different disciplines, computer science and anthropology, to illustrate how experiences with Wikipedia may be crossdisciplinary. We use these to reflect upon the nature of Wikipedia and its role in teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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