My Experience Teaching a Class on Wikipedia, Part 1

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Many educators have an unhealthy relationship with Wikipedia. While we may use it to grab some quick information or knowledge, we tend to forbid our students from accessing. On the one hand, we recognize it as a ready repository of information on the other hand we are hesitant to accept its validity. Check out Robert Connolley’s College Seminar class on teaching Wikipedia. I promise, it will be eye opening!

My Experience Teaching a Class on Wikipedia, Part 1.

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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2 Responses to My Experience Teaching a Class on Wikipedia, Part 1

  1. norm says:

    It is no different from any textbook, errors and whatnot but it sure is handy. It is the first place I go when I start in on something not in my tacit knowledge. The links are as handy as any bibliography..

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