Required Viewing: Jon Udell’s “Heavy Metal Umlaut”

by Reverend ~ February 2nd, 2010. Filed under: announcements.

Today in class I mentioned Jon Udell‘s “Heavy Metal Umlaut,” a screencast that does the best job I’ve seen critically examining both how Wikipedia works, and why it is so remarkable as an experiment in social produced knowledge.

Also, for educational projects using Wikipedia, check out Jon Beasley-Murray’s Murder, Madness and Mayhem, wherein a Spanish Literature class at the University of British Columbia was charged with cleaning up, and or creating, Wikipedia articles about various Latin American novels. And the work they did is nothing short of amazing.

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