Today we discussed the use of Wikipedia either as a teaching tool or as inspiration for wiki-related and website evaluation activities. You can read the transcript here.
Potential readings & audio
Badke, W. (2008) “What to Do with Wikipedia,” Online 32, no 2. http://www.infotoday.com/online/mar08/Badke.shtml
By Stevie Benton (WMUK) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons (This is an interview with David White from the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education. He speaks about his research related to Wikipedia and perceptions of the free encyclopaedia.)
Binkley, P. (2006) “Wikipedia Grows Up”, Feliciter 52, no. 2, 59-61. [alt: http://www.wallandbinkley.com/quaedam/2006/04_30_wikipedia-grows-up.html]
Geisel, N. (2011) The Wikipedia Dilemma, TeachPaperless. [blog] posted November 24, 2011. http://teachpaperless.blogspot.ca/2011/11/wikipedia-dilemma.html
Seburn, T. (2013) “A wiki activity to introduce insight into Wikipedia,” 4C in ELT. [blog] posted January 30, 2013. http://fourc.ca/wikipedia1/
Blog / comment points
- How can we use Wikipedia as a teaching tool?
- Do you know of any example ways other teachers have used Wikipedia with their students?
- Other points of view?