Rudaí23 - Winter
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Thing 15: Evaluating Information
I made my first Wikipedia edits!
This was an interesting endeavor, because I had to think to edit something about which I had a lot of knowledge. I looked up County Community Schools, which took me to “Community Day Schools,” and of course, as per usual, there were errors in the description. I made a couple of changes, and realized that there is not page for County Community Schools, so when I have more time, I will attend to the creation of this page.
I think it’s important to be knowledgeable about a subject before heading off to edit it in Wikipedia. Of course, if there is no Wiki page for the item, it would be good to just make a starter page, so there is something that people can then add to. Accuracy is important and I was happy to read that things have changed since Wikipedia’s incarnation, to include the immediacy of editing and changes to be quicker than I had previously known. People all over the world will be looking to Wikipedia for quick information, if not more in-depth info. If I were leading a course on wiki-editing, I would be sure to convey the importance of accuracy to my students. However, one should not be timid when deciding whether or not to edit. If you see something incorrect, you should fix it, provided you know the accurate information.
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