Why teachers should embrace Wikipedia
| Nov 09, 2010
In his article "Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia," Christopher Dawson argues that teachers should stop banning the use of Wikipedia for class work and instead use it as a tool to show students how to effectively use Internet resources. He argues that Wikipedia serves the same purpose in research that Britannica did years ago, noting that Wikipedia has citations, which most other webpages do not.
Dawson believes that Wikipedia is a starting point in research that allows for the collection of additional resources and allows people to verify the accuracy of information on the page through the primary source citations. Read the full article from ZDNet Education here.