Oh, Wikipedia...what shall we do with you?
I'm so torn. I use Wikipedia myself regularly. But...not for academic work. What is a teacher to do?
This piece came up in my Twitter feed yesterday. It's a pretty thoughtfully written piece, though I'm not thoroughly convinced by his arguments.
Of course, I had a piece published back in the Spring of 2011 that basically makes the same argument (you can read it on pp12-15), but I was thinking more of elementary, middle, and high schools here.
Why does it feel different in Higher Ed? Because I clearly advised my freshmen in Intro to Education to not use Wikipedia as a source for a recent research project.
Do I need to get over myself here? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...