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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A remarkable example of this phenomenon can be found in Wikipedia, a completely user-driven Collaborative Knowledge Support System (my own term) that has become not only the most all-encompassing compendium of knowledge in world history, but increasingly the resource of choice for information on current events.

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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.

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Modeling mental models

Clark Quinn

Wikipedia defines them as “an internal representation of external reality” Really, it’s an explanation of how a small part of the world works. It’s worth taking some time and modeling mental models in use. To start with, what are mental models? The next question is why mental models.

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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.

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The Living Root Bridge of Learning Engagement

Upside Learning

By Arshiya Urveeja Bose – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, [link] Wikipedia tells me a living root […]. I am fascinated by the root bridges there. Imagine a bridge that lives! Doesn’t this one in Nongriat village look like a scene from The Lord of the Rings?

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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. It did point us to a detailed article on the California Trail.

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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.

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