TITLE

Wikiality and the Future of Knowledge

AUTHOR(S)
BUFF INGTON, MELANIE L.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy;Winter2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at future knowledge and the concept of "Wikiality," which derived from Wikipedia free encyclopedia. According to Stephen Colbert, "Wikiality" is the idea about things becoming true when it is repeated often enough by many people that educators should consider its effects on how art and media should be understood by students. It also notes the possibility of historical distortion using Web 2.0 as an effective tool that can also be used for promoting an understanding and interpretation of arts and historical events.
ACCESSION #
62006557

 

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