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To wire or not to wire? Encyclopaedia Britannica versus Microsoft Encarta

Alevizou, Panagiota (2002). To wire or not to wire? Encyclopaedia Britannica versus Microsoft Encarta. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 5(1) pp. 163–167.

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This paper will review Encyclopaedia Britannica and Microsoft Encarta, highlighting elements of audience appeal, educational value and potential for learning. Currently, encyclopaedia publishers compete to re-establish their position in the information age. In this context, Britannica and Encarta publishers concentrate their efforts in rejuvenating their products’ agenda and their role in learning and education. While learning models are intermingled with business models, the need for re-evaluation remains necessary. These issues are drawn together to inform the future conduct of assessment and evaluation of encyclopaedia services.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2002 International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS)
ISSN: 1176-3647
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 22140
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:40
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 04:39
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