Episode 01 – Wikipedia: Friend or Foe?

6 March, 200710 comments

In our inaugural podcast our feature story covers the controversy over whether Wikipedia is a useful or problematic resource for students. In the news roundup, we wonder if the launch of Windows Vista has any significance, ponder the rise of Google Docs as an alternative to Word, and cover recent stories about Blackboard‘s patents and their social bookmarking site, Scholar.com. And at the end of the podcast, we share links to the best wiki software and sites on digital maps and books.

Featuring: Dan Cohen, Mills Kelly, Tom Scheinfeldt

Running time: 40:25

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10 comments to “Episode 01 – Wikipedia: Friend or Foe?”

  1. links for 2007-03-11 « Commonplace Book : 10th March, 2007

    […] Digital Campus » Episode 01 – Wikipedia: Friend or Foe? (tags: digital education history humanities podcasts wikipedia toread) […]

  2. Bill Andrews : 2nd April, 2007

    I tried to download the MP3 file from episode 2, but there’s no “save target” option when I right click with my PC. Did you build this link to block downloads?

    Also, I looked at episode 1 and don’t even see an MP3 link/download option. I’d love to hear your podcasts, but need to go mobile–so would appreciate the download option!

    Bill Andrews
    GMU, Hist 697

  3. Tom Scheinfeldt : 2nd April, 2007

    Bill — your best bet is clicking the “subscribe” link. That will take you to a page that allows you to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Odeo, and other clients. If you want to download single episodes, simply right click on the “play now” links on this page. Let us know if you have any further problems.

    — Tom

  4. Sage Ross : 4th April, 2007

    […]GMU’s Center for History and New Media has a new podcast that launched a week and a half ago: Digital Campus[…]

  5. Friday’s Pedagogical Shuffle : 22nd April, 2007

    […] I just listened to the first Digital Campus podcast where there is an excellent discussion about Wikipedia and how wikis and Wikipedia can be used in a […]

  6. Fabian Prieto : 20th August, 2007


    I begin to listen all your podcasts. I love that you propose the use of wikipedia in the classroom. We have already done it and it is begining to work. In that way, Tom´s approach to wikipedia, is very interesting. We have to use spanish version of wikipedia, and there are little changes, but generally speaking, we have to teach particular writing and reading skills. We begin by teaching the discussion and the history tabs.

  7. nirak.net - Musings of an LIS Student » Information Literacy - Miscellaneous Links : 7th September, 2007

    […] Digital Campus Episode 01 – Wikipedia: Friend or Foe? In the first episode of this fantastic podcast, professor Mills Kelly telling about an assignment he gives based on wikipedia- he has the students make substantial edits to a wikipedia page, and then track those changes as the semester goes on. […]

  8. Sample podcast of note: GMU’s “Digital Campus” « TLT 450: Technology in school settings : 18th October, 2007

    […] http://digitalcampus.tv/2007/03/06/episode-01-wikipedia-friend-or-foe/. (It’s 40 minutes, so perhaps listen to just part of it.) […]

  9. Does Wikipedia have a place in education? « It’s all academic, really : 7th April, 2009

    […] recommend listening to the Digital Campus podcast, which has covered the issue right from the first episode. The most recent episode of James Clay’s e-Learning stuff podcast also covers Wikipedia in […]

  10. U.S. History - University at Buffalo Libraries : 25th January, 2012

    […] in the first episode of the podcast Digital Campus, maintained by members of the Center, entitled Wikipedia: Friend or Foe? (start in the middle and for ongoing Digital Campus Wikipedia commentary click here).  The podcast […]

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