I alerted the students in my Western Civ course to the decision by the folks at Middlebury College to ban Wikipedia from being cited in essays. Here’s what some of my students had to say in response.
Professor Kelly, I think it’s great that you’re using Wikipedia as your Western Civ “textbook”. And for whatever it’s worth, from the perspective of a PhD student at one of those many other university who don’t focus on teaching except as an extra-curricular activity, I absolutely agree with your take on the “bad habits” about which CC leaders complain.
I promised some time ago to let you know how my own Wikipedia assignments went:
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@jonbecker I'm with you on that title.
We didn't win, but sure scared the hell out of a much better team. #gomason
Overtime baby! #gomason
Davidson fans praying. pic.twitter.com/W4yHYOcl3d
It's amazing how still the Davidson fans near me have become. #gomason
@GeorgeMasonU putting a scare into Davidson...
The view from Row R. @georgemasonu #gomason pic.twitter.com/lSCgrlZw4W
@AmyTakayama Did you try the chairs?
The proof that the chair in my previous tweet predates our existence as a university. @georgemasonu pic.twitter.com/mzohOV8nyl
Not just any drab folding chair...One of the original chairs of @georgemasonu. pic.twitter.com/rQqfii9SMv
@AnAnneReynolds I never stop my historical researching.
@AnAnneReynolds Sticker under the seat: "UVA Division of Continuing a Education. Northern Virginia Center. Falls Church, VA"
@AnAnneReynolds It was in a classroom
The final post in my series on connecting BA granting and CC history departments: edwired.org/2015/01/23/fre… #highered #twitterstorians