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Rhondda Powling

Should university students use Wikipedia? | Education | guardian.co.uk - 1 views

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    Article from TheGuardian " Students use Wikipedia extensively, probably more than any other social group. Although the website's founder Jimmy Wales once warned readers not to use the website for academic purposes, American research shows that the majority of students browse its pages when researching essays. Most universities and academics distrust the service, warning us: "Never cite Wikipedia." Why is the academic world so hostile to this vast information resource? And why do students find it so hard to stay away?"
Tania Sheko

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • L'ange de Nisida (The Angel of Nisida) is an opera semiseria in four acts by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti (pictured), from a libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz. Parts of the libretto are considered analogous with the libretto for Giovanni Pacini's Adelaide e Comingio, and the final scene is based on the François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud play Les Amants malheureux, ou le comte de Comminges. Donizetti worked on the opera in the autumn of 1839—its final page is dated 27 December 1839. Because the subject matter involved the mistress of a Neapolitan king, and may thus have caused difficulties with the Italian censors, Donizetti decided that the opera should be presented in France. However, the theater company Donizetti contracted went bankrupt. L'ange was never performed and was reworked as La favorite in September 1840. (more...)
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Rhondda Powling

Wiki Summarizer - 0 views

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    . Wiki Summarizer is a site that allows you to search Wikipedia, have articles summarized by key points, and provides lists of articles that are related to your original search. Recently, Wiki Summarizer got a few nice upgrades that should prove to be useful. In an effort to make Wiki Summarizer more visually appealing and easier to navigate, Wiki Summarizer offers expandable webs of related articles. For example, I searched for "German Shepherd" and a web of related terms was created. Clicking on the "+" symbol next to each term opens a new element of the web. All parts of the web link to Wikipedia articles.
Tania Sheko

Insect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

  • The life cycles of insects vary but most hatch from eggs. Insect growth is constrained by the inelastic exoskeleton and development involves a series of molts. The immature stages can differ from the adults in structure, habit and habitat and can include a passive pupal stage in those groups that undergo complete metamorphosis. Insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis lack a pupal stage and adults develop through a series of nymphal stages.[7] The higher level relationship of the hexapoda is unclear. Fossilized insects of enormous size have been found from the Paleozoic Era, including giant dragonflies with wingspans of 55 to 70 cm (22–28 in). The most diverse insect groups appear to have coevolved with flowering plants.
  • Male moths can sense the pheromones of female moths over distances of many kilometers. Other species communicate with sounds: crickets stridulate, or rub their wings together, to attract a mate and repel other males. Lampyridae in the beetle order Coleoptera communicate with light.
John Pearce

Where does the information come from? Information Source Use Patterns of Wikipedia - 2 views

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    "Little is known about Wikipedia contributors' information behaviour and from where and how the information in the encyclopaedia originated...... Understanding the information source use of contributors helps us to understand how new Wikipedia articles emerge, how edits are motivated, where the information actually comes from and more generally, what kind of information may be expected to be found in Wikipedia. "
Rhondda Powling

Wikipedia:Manual of Style (linking) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    "This page contains guidelines as to when links should and should not be used, and how to format them. Detailed information about the syntax used to create links can be found at Help:Link. The rules on linking applicable to disambiguation pages are set out in the disambiguation style guide." Will Richardson
John Pearce

The Wikipedia Game - 2 views

  • You're given a start Wikipedia article, like "Banana" And a winning article, like "Britney Spears" Now click as few links as possible to get from "Banana" to "Britney Spears", as fast as you can!
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    Via Adrian Camm, a link to The wikipedia game is played by having you begin with a start Wikipedia article, eg banana and a winning article eg "Britney Spears". The task is to get from the start article to the winning article in as few clicks as possible.
Nestor Ndzi Talla

Earth could plunge into sudden ice age « Nestlines - 2 views

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    20th century Fox The film "The Day After Tomorrow" was all good fiction when it came out in 2004, but now scientists are finding eerie truths to the possibilities of sudden temperature, So much for the "global warming" controversy. Are we getting warmer or colder? Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a freeze shouldn't happen again
Nestor Ndzi Talla

Baby Love: Therapy for Alzheimer's Sufferers | Healthy and Green Living - 1 views

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    Dolls can create miracles," says architectural gerontologist Mark Warner, founder of Ageless Design and The Alzheimer's Store. "They allow people who are no longer able to communicate to once again say that they're hungry, need to go to the bathroom, are uncomfortable, often using the doll as their tool: 'My baby is cold.
Grace Kat

Navify - Enjoy Wikipedia with images, videos, and comments - 0 views

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    when a topic is entered the Wikipedia article, videos and images are shown on the topic
Jenny Gilbert

eyePlorer - 0 views

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    just type in a keyword!
Grace Kat

NIBIPEDIA : Together We Learn - 0 views

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    The way we see it there's a lot of educational content on Youtube and Wikipedia. What's missing is context. You see "nibs" make context by connecting a spot on the video to a relevant Wikipedia article.
anonymous

Harnessing the Potential for Wikipedia in the Classroom - 0 views

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    Wikipedia is both useful and controversial. The author explores the pros and cons of using this online encyclopedia in the classroom.
Peter Shanks

cloZure - 0 views

  • a free web tool written by Peter Shanks that generates cloze tests from wikipedia articles.
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    cloze tests generated automatically from wikipeida article abstracts
Peter Shanks

Training O2 Create Content / BCPCM2011A - 0 views

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    an example of wikipedia links automatically extracted from an Australian training package unit - in this case: Apply first aid in the workplace. Some interesting leads, and a few odd ones too.
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