More on Wikipedia and Information Literacy
Interestingly, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia agrees with decision, in this quote from the NYT article:
Here at Oregon State we say about the same thing: You can start by looking at Wikipedia, but then you must find more scholarly sources.
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia and chairman emeritus of its foundation, said of the Middlebury policy, “I don’t consider it as a negative thing at all.”
He continued: “Basically, they are recommending exactly what we suggested — students shouldn’t be citing encyclopedias. I would hope they wouldn’t be citing Encyclopaedia Britannica, either.
“If they had put out a statement not to read Wikipedia at all, I would be laughing. They might as well say don’t listen to rock ’n’ roll either.”