- In high school, the use of Wikipedia to look up information or do research papers was frowned upon.
- We were taught to stay away from Wikipedia because it was an unreliable source.
- In a school setting, there are many worries about the site.
- Teachers and professors never allow students to use Wikipedia as a credible source.
Wikipedia's ease of use and its tendency to show up at the top of Google rankings in turn reinforce students' propensity to latch on to the first source they encounter rather than to weigh multiple sources of information. Teachers have little more to fear from students' starting with Wikipedia than from their starting with most other basic reference sources. They have a lot to fear if students stop there (p. 26).Is there any place for Wikipedia in student research? Under what conditions or for what purposes might it be useful in educational settings?