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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: a Hopkins series on education and technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers vital new lessons about the nature of authority and the opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0. 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 game, played online."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Leitch
ISBN: 9781421415352 1421415356
OCLC Number: 910092036
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 exploring Wikipedia and authority.
Series Title: Tech.edu: a Hopkins series on education and technology
Responsibility: Thomas Leitch.

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