Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Wikis, credibility and finding truth through writing

From Wikis -- "Credibility in Action":

A wiki is a perfect tool to teach kids about finding truth and developing trust. Regular Weblog readers know that trust is something that has to be earned. It takes time for someone to be added to the blogroll. We've always taught students to assume that trust with textbooks and encyclopedias; if it's in print, it must be right...right? But times are changing, and I would bet that as the Web's influence continues to grow, truths are going to be challenged to an even greater degree, and it's not going to be so easy for students to find the right answer or right quote. That has huge implications for education.