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Simple English Wikipedia

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

A colleague shared Simple English Wikipedia with me earlier this week and I thought it served well as a technology tool that assisted in differentiating the learning for a diverse audience. If we recognize that not all Internet surfers are native English speakers this resource suddenly shines greater value on the collective socially co-constructed knowledge that may be inaccessible or unintelligible to a majority of the world. Having spent a brief amount of time with Simple English it does not dumb down the information at all. Rather the word selection is much more conducive to those who may have a more limited exposure to the entire spectrum of vocabulary employed in the regular Wikipedia articles. I assume that, following the Wikipedia model, all the Simple English articles are crowdsourced.

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