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February 12, 2008   1 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103:03) Cognitive Authority Reassessed Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 2 Today’s Agenda Collect feedback on conduct of class to date IT in the news Reprise key concepts on cognitive authority, wikis, Wikipedia Reassessing Cognitive Authority Development and use of citations Review materials and readings for Thursday’s class
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 3 Feedback On distributed sheets please tell us… 1. What concept, idea, or topic remains the muddiest to you? 2. What do you believe to be the reasons for this? Instructor’s lectures? Course materials? Exercises and essays? Your preparation and reading? Other? 3. What would you like to see more of and/or less of ( and not necessarily elimination of!) in the class? … and turn in anonymously.
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 4 IT in the News IT in the News
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 5 Reprise What Is a Wiki? A wiki is a type of website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring . The term wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself ( wiki engine ) that facilitates the operation of such a website, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (an original wiki), USEFUL > RELIABLE This definition was retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIKI
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 6 Reprise The Wikipedia (wikipedia.org) Began in 2001. Is the largest Website reference source with over one million articles (the Britannica has only 120,000 entries) in 35 languages. It is monitored and run by the Wikipedia Foundation, but anyone can access and (almost) anyone can edit and add to the website. Is the 17 th most popular website – with 14,000 hits per second! It has a budget of $750,000, earned mainly from donations of $20 or less. Sanger’s view of “useful” knowledge vs. “reliable” knowledge? Image source: http://www.pixelache.ac/2005/files/Wikipedia-logo_BWb.jpg
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February 12, 2008 ITI 103 7 Reprise the Open Source Movement It is an effort to make information open and accessible to all . The movement traces its history to Richard Stallman’s idea –
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