Presentation on theme: "Day 6 Wikipedia Intro Let’s go over the pro’s and con’s of using Wikipedia as a resource."— Presentation transcript:
Day 6 Wikipedia Intro Let’s go over the pro’s and con’s of using Wikipedia as a resource
Wiki What? wiki (IPA: or ) 1.In the Hawaiian language, the word "wiki" means "quick" 2.Any website based on any kind of Wiki software which enables users to quickly add to, edit and delete from the site's content. Wikipedia
Why Wiki? 3 heads are better than 1 Wikipedia: 2,025,000+ English articles There, their, or they’re? Correct mistakes easily (and indulge your inner OCD grammarian) Free at last! Encourage democratic web content Many wiki sites are free
More than just Wikipedia Anyone can create a Wiki Website options www.wikispaces.com www.wetpaint.com www.pbwiki.com www.wikidot.com
Wiki-weary Be careful when using Wikipedia Anyone can edit Not the most reliable source Wikipedia’s Communication Officer said: “"Wikipedia is a great resource for students to get a good overview of a topic, but it should not be cited in papers or exams since it is not an authoritative source," said Sandy Ordonez.
Takeaways Wikipedia is great for finding a quick answer Do not use Wikipedia as a source for official document School Paper Work Report Wiki’s can be great options if you are interested in creating a website You can use Wikipedia to find basic information for a source that might help you determine more key words for a search of reliable resources