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Unformatted text preview: 1 Information Technology & Informatics (04:189:103) Cognitive Authority Reassessed Lecture 7 Voorhees Hall 105 Stew Mohr, Ph.D., and Joe Sanchez, Ph.D. ITI 103 2 Todays Agenda Grading cohorts, tutored study group Reprise key concepts on cognitive authority, wikis, Wikipedia IT in the news Reassessing Cognitive Authority Development and use of citations Review materials and readings for Thursdays class Lecture 7 ITI 103 3 Grading Cohorts, Tutored Study Group Reminder of grading cohorts: Weekly study group at Kreeger Learning Center Tuesday evenings, 7:00 8:30 starting TONIGHT (Feb. Lecture 7 Students Last Grader Names A C Ms. Knox D K Ms. Louden L P Prof. Mohr R Z Prof. Sanchez ITI 103 4 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 that facilitates the operation of such a website, or to certain specific wiki sites (an original wiki). This definition was retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIKI Lecture 7 ITI 103 5 Reprise 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. Sangers view of useful knowledge vs. reliable knowledge? Image source: http://www.pixelache.ac/2005/files/Wikipedia-logo_BWb.jpg Lecture 7 ITI 103 6 Reprise the Open Source Movement It is an effort to make information open and accessible to all . The movement traces its history to Richard Stallmans idea Information is free. The movement took a big leap when Linus Torvalds developed Linux, a free alternative to Microsofts operating systems and Unix Lecture 7 ITI 103 7 Reprise the Open Access Movement Unrestricted access to digital scholarly material Royalty-free literature Peer-reviewed research material Initiated at the Budapest Open access Initiative in 2002 Comprised of Archiving or repositories Publishing From Suber, P. (2004) Open Access Overview. Accessed Nov. 29, 2004 from http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm but also means Image source http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/ranger-open-access-symbol_on_post.jpg Lecture 7 February 5, 2009 ITI 103 8 Reprise Web 2.0 Wikipedia needs to be seen in the larger context of changes to the web environment (Web 2.0) Beyond simple access and retrieval...
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