Monday, January 29, 2007
Following up on this morning's post on how courts are increasingly citing Wikipedia: today's Inside Higher Ed reports that professors are taking a stand against students citing Wikipedia in their papers:
As Wikipedia has become more and more popular with students, some professors have become increasingly concerned about the online, reader-produced encyclopedia. ...
Experts on digital media said ... [there is] growing concern among faculty members about the accuracy of what students find online. But some worry that bans on citing Wikipedia may not deal with the underlying issues....
In the world of college librarians, a major topic of late has been how to guide students in the right direction for research, when Wikipedia and similar sources are so easy.