Faculty Workshop: “If Wikipedia is to be trusted . . . ”
Wikipedia is one of the top five most frequently consulted sites on the internet today. You’ve used it, too, right? To check a date, get a general idea of a new topic, find an obscure factoid. Yet it is still not considered a “reliable” source. Why not? Because anyone can edit it. The quality of information in every article is therefore dependent on who adds that information. So we, the experts in our fields, can make Wikipedia a more reliable tertiary source for everyone’s benefit. Plus, it’s fun to participate in this modern revival of the eighteenth century encyclopedist Diderot’s quest to democratize knowledge: to make information freely available for everyone. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basics of Wikipedia, how to edit and add new sources. Bring your laptop and create a Wikipedia account before we start.
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If you have an idea for a potential future workshop, please feel free to send your suggestions to Dr. Lando Carter.