Questioning Authority: Evaluating Wikipedia Articles

NYT – “If Wikipedia is a collaborative project open to all, why are fewer than 15 percent of the site’s contributors women? How authoritative and complete do Wikipedia articles tend to be? In this lesson, students evaluate Wikipedia articles and consider the factors that contribute to the articles’ reliability.”

2 Responses to “Questioning Authority: Evaluating Wikipedia Articles”

  1. Dan Kleinman
    February 6, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    Interestingly, a high ranking woman in the American Library Association has been using Wikipedia anonymously to propagandize on net neutrality. So that goes to the issues of women editors and of “evaluating Wikipedia articles.” Here is the information, and be sure to read the comments as well:

    ALA Pushes Net Neutrality on Wikipedia; Political and Pecuniary Interests Promoted Anonymously by ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom May Violate Ethical and Tax Codes

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