9 – Wikipedia

UP 2 places in 2021

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 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 5
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 8
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 16

Overall rankings in the previous 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 on Wikipedia in 2021

“I have edited Wikipedia pages and got students to edit pages. I think it is as reliable as any other source now.” Mark Allenby, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, UK

“An often used source for definitions, historical aspects, …” Peter Ueberfeldt, Consultant, Germany

“Great for finding more in depth answers to questions and articles etc.” Paul Stevens, UK

“Increasingly reliable source of knowledge.” G.J. van Enk, Manager Learning at Icademy e-learning (Assen, The Netherlands)

Previous comments

“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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