30-Minute Webcast Series
What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Best Practices for Evaluating Student Sources
Whether it's a recent Pew Research Center study on student research habits or data from Turnitin's analysis of the sources that students turn to online, Wikipedia emerges as the top source that students reference. Educators are well aware of the shortcomings of relying on crowd-sourced content for authoritative information, but the meaning of the message appears to be not taking hold for students. In response to this knowledge gap, Turnitin developed a website evaluation rubric for instructors to share with students.
In this webcast, we explore the connection between student source choices and the development of research and critical thinking skills. We also discuss the development of the Turnitin website evaluation rubric to help students enhance their competencies in evaluating online sources.