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What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework?

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My talk for Wikimania London 2014

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What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework?

  1. 1. DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework? David White University of the Arts @daveowhite bit.ly/wikimania2014
  2. 2. Why are you listening to this talk? bit.ly/wikimania2014 @daveowhite
  3. 3. If the answer to the homework you’ve set is a Wikipedia page then you need to change the way you teach.
  4. 4. Education vs Learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaylor/13945881
  5. 5. ‘I say Wikipedia often but it is not just for learning, I like to go on there and just read things, anything really… If I was using it as a source in my coursework I probably wouldn’t use Wikipedia because it is unreliable.’ UKS3 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  6. 6. ‘I’d like to thank Google, Wikipedia and copy & paste’
  7. 7. ‘…when they say, ‘Don’t go to Wikipedia’ what everybody hears is, ‘Don’t quote Wikipedia’’ USU6 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  8. 8. DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING Learning Black Market https://www.flickr.com/photos/claustom/8845531526
  9. 9. ‘I really don’t understand why Wikipedia is so taboo because - I mean, I do understand that anyone can add information on there but then again anyone can make a website, anyone can make a journal, it doesn’t make it like an educational source.’ USU7 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  10. 10. DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED LIFELONG LEARNING Credibility Dave White
  11. 11. ‘While not originally perceived as such, credibility is now seen as a relative attribute dependant on perspective, and not an attribute inherent to a source, person or information object.’ Berkman Center for Internet and Society Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality
  12. 12. Visitor Resident
  13. 13. Visitor Resident (Feel free to create a Wikipedia article on this)
  14. 14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_”Ignore_all_rules”_means
  15. 15. ‘All my professors have said that it’s not a citable source because anyone can change the information.’ USU8 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  16. 16. “Think Less – Find More” https://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/3591846573
  17. 17. ‘Teachers don’t just dislike it because it’s not the most reliable source since anyone can post something on there even though the site is monitored, it’s because it’s too easy.’ USU3 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  18. 18. Loss of taxonomy https://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonvance/3633579006
  19. 19. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mellydoll/6541377523
  20. 20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa_rific/2819498128 Scattered hairballs
  21. 21. ‘You can go to Wikipedia, you can get an answer, you don’t actually learn anything, you just get an answer.’ Tutor via USU6 Jisc, OCLC, Oxford
  22. 22. If the answer to the homework you’ve set is a Wikipedia page then you need to change the way you teach.
  23. 23. https://www.flickr.com/photos/stasiland/467444438
  24. 24. Question
  25. 25. Create
  26. 26. Think
  27. 27. Thanks @daveowhite http://bit.ly/wikimania2014

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