Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Redefining Research - InfoGraphic

Is Wikipedia becoming the most popular website for students to find out information?

This InfoGraphic uses crisp images and text that are infromative and to the point.

It certainly presents a strong case for how students are moving from paper to technology in a quest to seek out information. As the graphic suggests, more and more educators are beginning to recognise Wikipedia as a reputable source of 'facts'.

Personally I'm sad to read the Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print. However, it does seem that Wikipedia are making the right developments to make their site more reliable, accurate and quotable (Academically).

Only time will tell as to how educators will react to these developments. It certainly seems that the days of researching in the Library are becoming less popular. Virtual libraries in students' living rooms are understandably far more popular.

Your thoughts, as always, are welcome.

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