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This is Your Brain on Wikipedia

Lynn Olanoff – ” Linda O’Connor regards Wikipedia the same way former first lady Nancy Reagan campaigned against drugs. She urges people to “Just Say No.”

2 Responses to “This is Your Brain on Wikipedia”

  1. jdb
    November 18, 2007 at 8:15 pm #

    Wikipedia is an interesting concept. As a starting research point, I wouldn’t completely discourage its use. I would simply encourage the education of its users with the old and very appropriate adage: “consider the source.”

  2. slr
    November 20, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    I agree with jdb. I encourage students to begin research with Wikipedia if they know little about a topic, need some background or must limit their focus. Its outline, related links, bibliograpies, graphics and additional resources also offer the amateur researcher added help. Rarely does a teacher allow Wikipedia in a bibliography or works cited page, so students understand its limitations.

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