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During the decade of 2000–2010, this Web site became an inspiration for amateurs and savants to compose articles on a plethora of topics. The Web site, created entirely by volunteers, is considered a polarizing topic in education today. Opinions range widely about the site, from it being thought of as invaluable to a mockery of legitimate research. •Analyze this Web site's effectiveness and integrity in the areas of searching, the use of primary sources, the importance of verifying sources, and the strategies for keeping track of fluid sources on the Web. •Do you believe that this site is a valuable educational site or a source that students should avoid during research? •Present arguments to support your opinion. •List the key points for an opposing viewpoint

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Twenty First Century Learning DB3NameClassDateProfessorTwenty First Century Learning DB3 Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia where the content is provided by individuals on the internet. The online encyclopedia provides articles on a variety of topics and in many fields of knowledge. The information is provided by volunteers and is free to the public. The articles that are provided are collaborative and can be edited by any member of the public that has access to the site. The project is supported by Nupedia, a nonprofit organization, and the content comes in almost 300 languages. While Wikipedia is ranked sixth in the world for information websites the information that is provided has raised concern about the reliability and validity of the information being provided. The website has over 100,000 active members and an estimated 365 million visitors every year (Cohen, 2006). If the information being provided is not credible, reliable, or peer reviewed with this many followers there can be a lot of people in the world being misinformed. While Wikipedia strives to provide the public with credible information much of the content provided is un-

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