Wikipedia: A Marxist perspective

Learning with e's

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 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

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.

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 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. RNA Biology is now feeding original cutting edge research into Wikipedia.

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.

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.

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, Groups, Complexity, Training, & Work

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia to Color Code Untrustworthy Text - Wired.

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.

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. In place of wikipedia visulize your corporate intranet. Lifehacker is a great site!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

Wikipedia breeds 'unwitting trust' says IT professor - Computer World. An expert is held accountable if they make a mistake but no one is held accountable for the information available on Wikipedia. Update from ASTD TechKnowledge - Rapid eLearning News.

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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 wikipedia

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.

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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 YouTube

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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 YouTube

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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.

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

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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

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?

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.

Self organised learning spaces

Learning with e's

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.

"Everyone remember where we parked."

Learning with e's

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

5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with e's

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

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.

Work in progress

Learning with e's

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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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

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

Resistance is futile

Learning with e's

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

Opening up #learning: new forms of knowledge

Learning with e's

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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Power struggle

Learning with e's

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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Never mind the quality, feel the width

Learning with e's

Is Wikipedia dying a slow death? These are the questions posed by the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones in his blog post ' Wikipedia on the wane? ' The study estimates that Wikipedia has lost 49,000 editors in just a few months.