Wickedpedia: The 'iEvo' Effect in Contemporary Education

@inproceedings{Stone2015WickedpediaT,
  title={Wickedpedia: The 'iEvo' Effect in Contemporary Education},
  author={James R. Stone},
  year={2015}
}
  • J. Stone
  • Published 16 October 2015
  • Education, Psychology
Two hundred and seventy one students in a third year undergraduate evolution course were presented with an assignment about a fictitious theory for which information previously had been made accessible online. Among the students, approximately 90% accessed the online information, with more than half failing to demonstrate any appreciation for deception or error. This phenomenon, wherein students electronically access resources and acquire data without criticism or integration, is christened the… 

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