Jonathan Zittrain on Wikipedia - Dictionary of Arguments
Wikipedia/Zittrain: Some schools and universities have banned the citation of Wikipedia in student papers, (1) while signing up for plagiarism detection services like TurnitIn.com and automatic essay-grading tools like SAGrader.com, which “uses computational intelligence strategies to grade students [sic] essays in seconds and respond with detailed, topic-specific feedback.”(2)
1. Middlebury College’s History Department banned the use of Wikipedia as a source in early 2007. See A Stand Against Wikipedia, INSIDE HIGHER ED., Jan. 26, 2007, http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/01/26/wiki; Noam Cohen, A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source, N.Y. TIMES, Feb. 21, 2007, at B8, available at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/21/education/21wikipedia.html. Other schools are frowning upon Wikipedia as a source as well. Matt Reilly, Source of the Problem, THE DAILY ORANGE, Apr. 2, 2007, available at http://www.dailyorange.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=fe593637-958b-44e6-9f03-b8cba4264ec6
2. 19. SAGrader, IdeaWorks, http://www.ideaworks.com/sagrader/index.html (last visited May 22, 2007).
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