Wikipedia and student research

eSN Online reports:

Wikipedia and other reference sites that allow users to submit and edit content themselves are creating new challenges for educators. Experts say the rise of these kinds of web sites underscores the need for educators to teach students strong information-literacy skills.

this would surely signal a need for change in what and how teachers are going to teach in class:

Instead of pretending that Wikipedia and similar sites don’t exist, experts say it’s important to help students understand and practice good research habits….

here goes the full report. and a link to wikipedia’s approximately 3.2 million articles 🙂

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