Wikipedia: A Marxist perspective

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Most people by now know that Wikipedia is the world''s largest encyclopaedia. Much of the activity on Wikipedia can be explained from a Marxist perspective. As with all social and collaborative enterprises division of labour is clearly evident in Wikipedia pages.

Wikipedia’s 10th

Jay Cross

WikiPedia turned 10 years old today. It’s hard to imagine a more unlikely success story than Wikipedia. From the Welcome to Wikipedia booklet : Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in the world. Every month Wikipedia receives over 386 million unique visitors.

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Happy 10th birthday, Wikipedia!

Jay Cross

Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary: January 15, 2011. San Francisco, California. Theme — Wikimedia: The Next 10 Years. This special tenth anniversary is being celebrated by parties and events around the world; see I’ll take a few snapshots for you. In the news.

QR Codes are Still Alive and Useful - Thanks Wikipedia!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The famous WIKIPEDIA has released a code creator specifically for Wikipedia pages. Wikipedia is a great source of information and QR codes are a cheap way to make connections between our physical world and information rich digital world.

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

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What would have happened if Jimmy Wales had been overruled by his colleagues, and Wikipedia had been exclusively a knowledge repository populated by credentialled academics and scholars? What if talented and knowledgeable lay-people had been excluded from contributing to Wikipedia?

Work in progress

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Wikipedia is a classic example of this kind of open space editorial freedom. education learning social media Technology wikipediaA key feature of social media is its open architecture, because it allows all members of a community to easily modify, extend or delete content.

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"Everyone remember where we parked."

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Other technologies have similar potential for positive disruption, and yet are largely ignored or forbidden in formal education contexts Wikipedia, as I mentioned in yesterday's post , is a disruptor. disruptive innovation education learning smart mobile phones Technology wikipedia

Resistance is futile

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Wikipedia is yet another example of disruptive innovation. Culturally Wikipedia has thoroughly disrupted the idea that you need to consult a printed encyclopaedia to get expert information. disruption education learning smart mobile phones social media Technology web wikipedia

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

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Social networks, blogging , podcasting, online repositories such as Wikipedia and YouTube, and the rapid convergence of older technologies began to shape the educational technology landscape and brought us to where we are right now.

Opening up #learning: new forms of knowledge

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The exponential growth of online repositories of knowledge (Wikipedia), media (Wikimedia Commons - the source of the image above), images (Flickr, Instagram) and video (YouTube, Vimeo) would not have been so dramatic if there was less demand.

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5 technologies to promote creative learning

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2) Wiki''d Writing: Ask your students (in small groups or on their own) to either edit an existing Wikipedia page, or create a new one on a topic not yet covered. video Technology wikipedia blog creativity students lingua tweeta editing Twitter YouTube education Wikimedia Commons learning

Self organised learning spaces

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Take Wikipedia for example. All Wikipedia has done to promote the vast ever expanding storehouse of knowledge, is to provide the environment within which it all takes place. We can learn a lot from Wikipedia, and not just from the knowledge it contains.

Libraries without walls

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The conversation around online encyclopedias inevitably led us to discuss Wikipedia and its relevance in academic study. Wikipedia is good as a starting point, but students need to be aware that there is more in-depth knowledge available elsewhere in journals and books.

Who are the Wikipedians?

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I doubt if there is anyone reading this blog who has not used Wikipedia in some way in the last 12 months. The final keynote speaker at Learning without Frontiers was the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. And that is where services such as Wikipedia come in.

Content as curriculum?

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Shakespeare may well have died in 1616, but surely anyone can look this up on Wikipedia if and when they need to find out for themselves? education inquiry based learning curriculum wikipedia. I think it's about time we reconsidered the way curricula in schools are presented.

The future of intelligence

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A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics.

Who will survive?

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Wikipedia, the online crowd-sourced encyclopaedia, hosts over 14 million articles on just about every subject under the sun. universities wikipedia Technology colleges student centred learning context mentoring schools YouTube education tutoring learning Change crowdsource content

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Rewired, not fade away

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That's what tools such as Wikipedia do, you see. wikipedia Technology digital natives and immigrants knowledge neuroplasticity learning cyberchondriaA lot of nonsense is still being talked about how technology is damaging our lives, and how the Internet is 'rewiring our brains'.

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Synching feelings

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This is also the ethos of sites such as Wikipedia, which rely heavily on 'the people' and 'wisdom of crowds' to create and maintain the content held in its pages. A lot of academics and scolars scoff at Wikipedia and forbid their students to reference it in their assessed work.

Power struggle

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On Wikipedia he says: ''.the wikipedia Technology power knowledge community learning convergence media Culture democracy Henry Jenkins This is the first post in a new series.

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Slaying giants

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Gerd Leonhard also talks about voluntary (consider the ongoing funding of Wikipedia through this method) and crowd sourced funding as revenue models that are already increasingly popular in the social media world.

Recent changes patroller

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Apologies in advance to the good folk who toil altruistically to mop up Wikipedia for the rest of us.

Beyond Corporate Training: How Social Learning is Changing Travel

Dashe & Thomson

Simply point your phone’s camera at the landmark you would like to learn more about and get detailed information instantly with links to more content via Wikipedia and YouTube. social learning elearning ERP performance support user adoption Wikipedia Wikitude World Browser youtube

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update

Tony Karrer

I just wanted to relate something that I think shows the power of a Wiki in general and Wikipedia particularly. Of course, my son read the Wikipedia California Gold Rush page (it comes up first in Google). And it shows the beauty of a Wiki and Wikipedia My son, in 4th grade here in California, was assigned a research report on the California Gold Rush and decided to focus his report on the different routes taken by the 49ers.

Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jay Cross

Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wiki Traffic - What Gets Visited on Wikipedia

Tony Karrer

Interesting article - What is Popular on Wikipedia and Why? Excerpts rom the introduction - Wikipedia 's English version has more than 1.6 Pages related to entertainment and sexuality represent more than 50 percent of the most visited Wikipedia pages. 70 percent of Wikipedia's traffic comes from search engines. This implies that links to Wikipedia pages are included in the search results or result page and people select these links.

Video, Meetings, Wikipedia, & Twitter

Big Dog, Little Dog

Watch out Wikipedia, here comes Britannica 2.0 - Fairfax Digital. In a move to take on Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica is inviting the hoi polloi to edit, enhance and contribute to its online version. Wikipedia's dominance of Google searches: World War II: #1.

Arguments, Wikipedia, Networks, & Structure

Big Dog, Little Dog

One of the main reasons that the most popular and most controversial Wikipedia articles have come to be more "accurate and free of vandalism" than they used to be has nothing to do with "sidewalk-like transparency and collective responsibility." Long Live? Tony Karrer in eLearning Technology.

Wikipedia, Stress, Innovation, & Twitter

Big Dog, Little Dog

I'm a Wikipedia Inclusionist - Science Blogs. Wikipedia is far beyond the level where it need prove anything to the world. It's there, it's huge, it's extremely useful, and whenever I find it lacking on some point I have endless opportunity to do something about it.

The Workplace Learning Revolution: free mini e-book

Jane Hart

Wikipedia) I’ve had such a lot of interest in the new book I’m working on, The Workplace Learning Revolution , that I decided to create a free mini e-book version.â?¦

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

Great article - How Wikipedia Works (or Doesn't) that looks at Andrew McAfee's experiences around the " Enterprise 2.0 " article and Wikipedia 's Articles for Deletion process. It's an interesting discussion of the net impact of Wikipedia's process - which can be frustrating, especially to casual users. At the same time, I've also had some very good experiences such as when my 10-year old son updated Wikipedia.

The social impact of disruptive technology

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Just take Wikipedia: Technically it is a collaborative work space for creating content. There are around 7.000 authors for the German Wikipedia edition. The basic idea behind Wikipedia is that everybody can be an editor and a commentator.

Just a minute

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wikipedia Quality Assurance user generated content Twitter porn FaceBook Justin BieberThe sheer volume of content being created and posted to the web is overwhelming.

Wikipedia, Groups, Complexity, Training, & Work

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Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text - Wired.

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Play the ball, not the man

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I read Wikipedia founder Larry Sanger's blog with interest this week. wikipedia Larry SangerIn response to my post Content as Curriculum? he had written a protracted and elaborate response.

Me and Malcolm McLaren

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Later, someone saw my photograph on Flickr and uploaded it for use on his Wikipedia page. It was thereafter mirrored on all the other foreign language versions of Wikipedia. wikipedia Handheld Learning 2009 malcolm mclaren creative commons meme Flickr Karaoke