Monday, January 30, 2006

Are Wikis Wacky?

Ok...dumb title.

This eSchool News article expresses concern about the need to have our kids up on their "information literacy" skills, particularly in light of the rise of Wikis.

For those of you who don't know, Wikis are like blogs, except that anyone can come to the site and change anything. Sound crazy? Well, it really isn't that bad, in that Wiki enthusiasts tend to them and can reverse an attack or erroneous posting in a jiffy.

The problem is when a section of an on-line encyclopedia, like the ever poprular Wikipedia, is not as readily tended to and the bad info sits on-line for a while. (read above)

What do you think?

Jim :-)

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