11 – Wikipedia

DOWN 3 places in 2020

Wikipedia is a key resource for quickly finding out about a topic, and then for delving into primary resources for deeper information.

Website: wikipedia.org
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 7
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 7
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 20

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 11 2019: 8 2018: 11 2017: 10 2016: 11 2015: 12 2014: 18
2013: 14 2012: 10 2011:  11 2010: 16 2009: 17 2008: 13 2007: 26

Comments from some of those who selected Wikipedia as one of their top tools

“This is a great starting point for initial research. Just to familiarize yourself and then launch from there. I appreciate that the platform has stayed independent the entire time. Love the democracy of facts; truth wins out.” Jared, Visual Art Educator, USA, 2020

Reliable source of information.” Blended learning professional, Netherlands, 2020

“online encyclopedia, rarely any topic missing” Director Knowledge Management, Austria, 2020

“Learning more about topics of interest.” Elizabeth Robinson, CEO, Australia, 2020

“Always the first available link in Google, information almost always correct and free” Wessel Hebing, LinkedIn Marketer, Netherlands, 2020

How to use Wikipedia for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Wikipedia for teaching, training, learning and development.

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