Wednesday, January 25, 2017

10 Topics Every 21st Century Citizen Should Know About

From MIT Press: 10 Topics Every 21st Century Citizen Should Know About | CommonHealth:

Which topics do you already know something about?

Which ones are you completely unfamiliar with?

Which ones are the most interesting to you?

Are there any other topics you think should be included on this list?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."



Read the article linked above.  Answer the following questions in a comment below.  Do not repeat what others have already said.  Contribute your own relevant, unique viewpoint to the conversation.

  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability: