12 – Wikipedia

Wikipedia-logo

Wikipedia is as a key resource for quickly finding out about a topic, and then for delving into primary resources for deeper information

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Website: https://www.wikipedia.org/
Categories: research

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 12  2014: 18  2013: 14  2012: 10  2011: 11  2010: 16  2009: 17  2008: 13  2007: 26=

Comments from some of those who selected Wikipedia as one of their Top Tools 

“Wikipedia continues to be the reference source for anything” Richard Mundell, 2015

“only the single largest (free) collection of collaborative knowledge in the history of history …” JD Dillon, 2015

“quick explanation of concepts” Saif Altalib, 2015

“Even though I encourage my students to not always trust the site, it’s a great starting point” Diane Lowery 2014