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  • Wikipedia Editors: Novice vs. Expert

    5 Comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013
    How many of us have used Wikipedia? Hands up – I expect to see just about everyone! But how many of us have actually curated, or even edited, an article on Wikipedia? I’d be truly curious to know. This comes up because I’ve found the Wikipedia article on learning standards …
  • Browser & View Source: Useful for more than propagating code practices?

    0 Comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013
    While engaging with the wonderful group at Mozilla’s Webmaker / Web Standards project, it occurred to me that ‘view source’ has received relatively little, if any, investigation in information literacy and web credibility research. Why view source? Thinking about my own practice, view source plays a few important roles: I …
  • Evaluating the need to know: What is the Internet?

    0 Comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013
    This morning, I noticed that the pop-up text on my Chrome icon read: “Access the Internet” (see screenshot) and realized just how confusing the “Internet” term can be. What is this “Internet”, and why is it important that we know what it is? A 1993 RFC publication tries to describe …

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