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We have all heard of Wikipedia, the free online open and editable encyclopedia. We have also seen and heard of the concerns about this resource and the validity of the information it contains. But there is so much more to the wikimedia foundation
Well this is it
It is the focus or the center of all the different "wikiprojects"
Wikimedia has a number of wiki projects that are well worth visiting. Here is a brief outline of them
. This is the free online encyclopedia that everyone has heard of and no-one is completely sure about. They have of late been very rigirous in updating and validating the information held here.
review of the Nature article
comparing wikipedia to Encyclopedia Britannica
This is an online dictionary. Its Multi Lingual and vast
Again this multilingual and the English Version contains over 13,000 quotations
This is open-content textbooks. In English there are over 26,000 texts for you to choose from. Its also go useful categories like wikibooks - junior, cookbooks etc
This the fiction equivalent of wikibooks - again multilingual and diverse.
Do you want to be a journalist? Do you have something to say? This is the open newspaper. Its mulitlingual, RSS feedcapable with audio options
This is a brilliant source for media. This is a online library of different media including:
There are over 1.5 million resources. This is a great resource for teachers and students.
Wikispecies has over 100,000 entries covering species across the spectrum of life. This is a great tool for the biologist and scientist. The kingdoms covered include:
This is the online school or university. This is an interesting site with some good material available on it. It covers a diverse range of subjects and is well worth a visit. Like all wiki products its still "under construction"
Its fair to say there is a lot more to the wikimedia foundation than meets the eye at first glance.
Review of Nature comparision of Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica
Teachertube - PB Wiki - edit
Teachertube - PB Wiki - Adding a page
Teachertube - PB Wiki - Front page
commoncraft - Wikis in plain english
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