UGDSB 2011

Upper Grand District School Board Ideashop
April 2011

Teach Wikipedia? First Let’s Learn Wikipedia

Good? Yes.
Bad? Yes.
But that’s not the point.

Do you know how to tell the difference? Assessing the quality of a Wikipedia article, knowing when it’s appropriate to use and when not – that’s the new context for information literacy. And understanding what makes Wikipedia tick provides an extraordinary opportunity for developing understanding of how knowledge is constructed – an essential for developing information fluency.