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Response to IT professor

Yet another academic against WikipediaLast week, we covered the Deakin University professor who believes that Wikipedia crowds out expert knowledge. Christopher Dawson, a high school teacher, responds to her key contentions, saying that she misses the point of Wikipedia. He notes that Wikipedia should never be the only source for students, but then again, no other source should be relied upon by itself. He notes that Wikipedia is a great starting point for research, and the professor herself admitted that her students found Wikipedia to be "a good place to get a general understanding of a topic". Dawson believes that the key point is that students need to be discerning when they read Wikipedia, as with any other material placed online.

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