Remember Students, Wikipedia Is Not Always Reliable

Wikipedia is a great source of information, few would argue against that. The accuracy of the information is a whole different matter though, and it's a problem that's starting to trouble some teachers. The ability for anyone to edit almost any article is a double-edged sword for Wikipedia. It allows for massive amounts of information to be entered into the site, information that can be updated anytime. However it has led to a host of problems ranging from inaccurate information, to article vandalism. So while it may be tempting to use Wikipedia as a source for information, it's not the best idea to have it as your only source.

The ban at Middlebury College "is a great idea," said Jim Redmond, a Wikipedia administrator and editor. "Students shouldn't even be tempted to use Wikipedia as an original source."
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