Aram alerted me to this article from the NEA which gives a pretty fair shake to wikis and Wikipedia. Here is a particularly compelling quote:
But with wiki technology, students can go beyond simply reading sites to helping write them as well, fulfilling the Webâ€™s promise of becoming a fully interactive medium. According to Frey, whether or not Wikipedia is a reliable source is beside the point. Its value, he says, is in its collaborative nature. â€œItâ€™s an organic product, itâ€™s an interactive product, and itâ€™s a community product,â€ he says. â€œYou canâ€™t compare it to traditional resources. It encourages us to accept that in todayâ€™s world, anyone can be a published author.â€
Speaking of wikis, if anyone wants to help Aram and I prepare for a presentation next week, please check out our wiki page for the presentation. Thanks for your help.
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