Wikipedia is 10 years old today

Jane Hart

Happy Birthday Wikipedia! Listen to Jimmy Wales talk about Wikipedia over the last 10 years and has a call for action. Wikipedia is being celebrated all over the globe. Find out more about the events taking place here

Wikipedia: A Marxist perspective

Learning with 'e's

Most people by now know that Wikipedia is the world''s largest encyclopaedia. This is largely because literally anyone can freely create pages and edit its content, and the architecture of Wikipedia is such that no content can ever be truly lost, because the previous version of any page can be rolled back if required. Much of the activity on Wikipedia can be explained from a Marxist perspective.

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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. Wikipedia features more than 16 million articles in over 260 languages. Many people approach Wikipedia who don’t realize they can edit the content. West Coast Wikiconference 2011.

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 ten.wikipedia.org. I’ll take a few snapshots for you. In the news. Just Jay

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jay Cross

Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A trade fair ( trade show, trade exhibition or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, service, study activities of rivals and examine recent market trends and opportunities. Source: en.wikipedia.org. I’m curious about what’s going to happen to L&D conferences in the next five years. Will their business model be disrupted?

Wikipedia is now a primary source!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Wikipedia. The scientific journal, RNA Biology , will now require all authors that submit a paper for review to the journal to also submit a summary of the article to Wikipedia. The Wikipedia summary is reviewed as part of the submission; however, once the paper is accepted for publication and the Wikipedia page is posted, anyone in the world can edit the contents of the Wikipedia entry. RNA Biology is now feeding original cutting edge research into Wikipedia.

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.

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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. Video Training: Topics & Trends (PDF) - Wistia.

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." It's the fact that Wikipedia has imposed editorial controls on those articles, restricting who can edit them. 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. Correct Levels Of Stress Hormones Boost Learning, Squirrel Study Suggests - Science News.

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Your Healthcare Compliance Training, But a Dashboard Can

Qintil

Data has become the success icon. It’s what many companies and individuals attribute their ‘over-night’ success too and it’s easy to see the insights that can be gathered that others seem to be totally blind too. But how do they do it? ?. ?. First of all you have to decide what data means to you. For a care home there are a number of factors that will determine success and high rates of resident approval.

Wikipedia, Groups, Complexity, Training, & Work

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text - Wired. Starting this fall, you'll have a new reason to trust the information you find on Wikipedia: An optional feature called "WikiTrust" will color code every word of the encyclopedia based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page.

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.

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Wikipedia leads to great new resource

Take an e-Learning Break

One of my first sources for information is Wikipedia. Sometimes one resources leads to another. which provides you with a real gem. I spent some time reading about the history of the presidents. link] A link on this page lead me to [link] containing info on the presidents. The Internet Public Library is a site to bookmark.

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. Of course I tested QRpedia with the eLearning page in wikipedia. Mostly because I'm not important enough to have my own wikipedia entry. I've been excited about the possibility of QR codes for a couple years now.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare. Absorb LMS Best Practices Blogs e-learning elearning eLL learning management system LMS Prezi Slideshare Wikipedia YouTube Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content.

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Cognitive Restructuring, Direct Reports, Education, & Wikipedia

Big Dog, Little Dog

WikiGate: A Wakeup Call For Wikipedia - The Kent Lewis Experience. How are companies that are listed on Wikipedia supposed to clarify or correct inaccuracies, or add new content? Cognitive restructuring and the fist bump terrorists - Mind Hacks. Thoughts on implicit association test (IAT), reductio ad absurdum argument, and cognitive restructuring using the recent satirical New Yorker cover depicting Obama and his wife as fist-bumping Islamic terrorists.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare. Absorb LMS Best Practices Blogs e-learning elearning eLL learning management system LMS Prezi Slideshare Wikipedia YouTube Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content.

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Top 10 Wikipedia lifehacks - What can we learn from this?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

They have put together a top 10 list of wikipedia tricks. Think about the MASSIVE amounts of content stored in the Wikipedia system. And the open architecture of the system allows other systems to access and use the wikipedia framework to present, display, and utilize this massive database in many ways and to many different form factors. In place of wikipedia visulize your corporate intranet. Lifehacker is a great site!

Wikimindmap - better Wikipedia data view

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Wikimindmap - Communication Nation pointed me to this little gem. So, of course, I typed in eLearning and it only returned one connection: electronic learning. But, wow, look at all the connections and branches. What a great way to get a snap shot of the elearning environment. Oh yeah, I skitched this image and it was so fast and easy I can't wait to find something else to skitch

eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia breeds 'unwitting trust' says IT professor - Computer World. Professor Lichtenstein says the reliance by students on Wikipedia for finding information, and acceptance of the practice by teachers and academics, was "crowding out" valuable knowledge and creating a generation unable to source "credible expert" views even if desired. An expert is held accountable if they make a mistake but no one is held accountable for the information available on Wikipedia.

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Recent changes patroller

E-Learning Provocateur

Apologies in advance to the good folk who toil altruistically to mop up Wikipedia for the rest of us. It’s just that I’ve banged heads with a few of your pig-headed colleagues over the years, and I couldn’t resist… cartoon wikis humor humour participatory culture recent changes patroller Wikipedia

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Absorb LMS course created with content from Wikipedia, YouTube, and Slideshare. Absorb LMS Best Practices Blogs e-learning elearning eLL learning management system LMS Prezi Slideshare Wikipedia YouTubeLearners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content.

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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 youtubeLike many of you, I love to travel and I’m intrigued by the possibilities of social learning.

U.S. senator: It's time to ban Wikipedia in schools, libraries

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Ted Stevens, the man who described the Internet as a series of tubes: It's time for the federal government to ban access to Wikipedia, MySpace, and social networking sites from schools and libraries. Here's the newest from Sen. read more | digg story

Wikipedia now RSS enabled on all pages

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Can anyone guess what I'm going to say about this bombshell ? That's right! Learning! Amazing opportunity to be completely connected to, and pulling, content that you are interested in as it is evolving over time. There are still plenty of folks that just don't participate in the Web2.0 world and all I can say is that you are missing out. If we are to be the life-long learners we want to be, then you can't possibly have a better way of doing it than with RSS connections to the world.

My Top Ten Tools for Learning 2009

Experiencing eLearning

Wikipedia is the first place I check for basic, “good enough&# information on many topics. Tags: Lifelong Learning Tools Captivate Diigo Sakai Google Docs Skype Jane Hart top ten tools Google Reader Wordpress Wikipedia Dreamweaver I’m updating my Top Ten Tools for Learning for Jane Hart’s Top 100 list. I decided this year that I wouldn’t look at my 2007 or 2008 lists first and would just start fresh.

Who are the Wikipedians?

Learning with e's

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. When people contribute to Wikipedia they are contributing to the entire storehouse of human knowledge, not just one encyclopedia, said Jimmy Wales. That is both the beauty and the power of Wikipedia.

UnGoogleable questions again

Learning with 'e's

Just like Wikipedia, we can use the unGoogleable question to create a launching pad into more serious enquiry. blog education Google human anatomy knowledge learning schools teachers Technology unGoogleable question wikipediaPhoto by Steve Wheeler Recently I posted a challenge in response to a question about lack of student engagement. It was to solve an unGoogleable question.

MagNet Presentation on Research Using the Web

Web Tools for Learners

Tags: Bibme Canadian Copyright PowerPoint RSS Search SlideShare Twitter Wikipedia Zotero communication delicious education howto indexing organizing_information research social_bookmarking tagging tips web2.0

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with 'e's

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? Fortunately Jimmy Wales won the argument, and Wikipedia is testament today of crowd sourced knowledge, the wisdom of the many, and dialogue of the masses.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/28/2007

Experiencing eLearning

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

Learning with 'e's

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. blog education learning mobile phone smart mobile phones social media Technology videoconference wikipedia YouTube

MagNet Presentation on Researching Using the Web

Web Tools for Learners

Tags: Bibme Canadian Copyright PowerPoint RSS SlideShare Wikipedia Zotero delicious indexing labeling organizing_information references research share social_bookmarking social_web tagging tips web2.0