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Wikipedia U : knowledge, authority, and liberal education in the digital age

Author: Thomas M Leitch
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
Series: Tech.edu.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia -- in which most entries are subject to potentially endless reviewing and editing by anonymous collaborators whose credentials cannot be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Leitch
ISBN: 9781421415352 1421415356
OCLC Number: 879584159
Description: ix, 164 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the battle of the books --
Origin stories --
Paradoxes of authority --
The case against Wikipedia --
Playing the encyclopedia game --
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow --
Appendix: Exercises for exporting Wikipedia and authority.
Series Title: Tech.edu.
Responsibility: Thomas Leitch.

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Leitch regards Wikipedia as an ideal instrument for probing the central assumptions behind liberal education, making it more than merely, as one of its severest critics has charged, "the encyclopedia  Read more...
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In this thoughtful and thorough analysis, the author demonstrates how technology has complicated and enriched learning. This work is ideal for teachers, students, librarians, and would-be Wikipedia Read more...

 
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