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Wikipedia Not Wicked – Official!

Here’s an interesting article from First Monday: “How  today’s college students use Wikipedia for course-related research.” What it reveals is that a lot of students use Wikipedia when researching their term papers, which comes as no surprise, but also that the majority actually use it sensibly, which is a nice surprise. Most students reported using Wikipedia at or near the beginning of their research in order to get a summary of the main ideas and familiarise themselves with the terms used; hardly any students reckoned Wikipedia was a suitable source to cite in the actual paper. It looks like the message is finally getting across.

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