Exploring the Cautionary Attitude Toward Wikipedia in Higher Education: Implications for Higher Education Institutions

  title={Exploring the Cautionary Attitude Toward Wikipedia in Higher Education: Implications for Higher Education Institutions},
  author={Gemma Bayliss},
  journal={New Review of Academic Librarianship},
  pages={36 - 57}
  • Gemma Bayliss
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Education
  • New Review of Academic Librarianship
This article presents the research findings of a small-scale study which aimed to explore the cautionary attitude toward the use of Wikipedia in the process of learning. A qualitative case study approach was taken, using literature review, institutional documentation, and semi-structured interviews with five members of academic teaching staff from a UK Business School. Analysis found the reasons for the cautionary attitude were due to a lack of understanding of Wikipedia, a negative attitude… 


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