Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Martin Poulter from Jisc has been working as the Wikimedia ambassador to explore how academia and Wikimedia can work more closely together.

He has written different case studies with academics including one on’ Wikipedia as a microcosm of information literacy’.

Wikipedia has a great many policies and guidelines – often long and detailed –however, there is often an “in a nutshell” summary at the top.

This one-sentence summary is itself a starting point for discussion: how does it serve the goal of making a reliable encyclopaedia? What would Wikipedia be like without this principle? How would the learners apply this principle to a fact they are studying?

See for yourself here: