7 Things You Should Know About Wikipedia

Title: 7 Things You Should Know About Wikipedia (ID: ELI7026)
Topics: Information Literacy and Fluency, Social Computing, Student IT Competencies, Students, Virtual Community, Web 2.0, Wiki
Origin: 7 Things You Should Know, Contributed by EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (06/07/2007)
Type: Articles, Papers, and Reports

is a free online encyclopedia anyone can add to or edit. A highly
popular resource, Wikipedia has become a primary research tool of
college students, and it may help them develop comparative research
skills. However, since Wikipedia’s entries don’t undergo verified
expert review, many academics are concerned about its use for academic

The “7 Things You Should Know About…” series from the
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on
emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single
technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it
matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon,
quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

addition to the “7 Things You Should Know About…” briefs, you may find
other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and
technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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