Wikis ALPSP Workshop 093009

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Presentation given at the ALPSP Workshop Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know, September 30, 2009 at the World Bank

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Wikis ALPSP Workshop 093009

  1. 1. Wikis Anna Jester, Product Manager Allen Press, Inc. ALPSP Workshop North American Chapter Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>website </li></ul><ul><li>software </li></ul><ul><li>place to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>According to Merriam-Webster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Entry: wi·ki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: ̍ wi-kē, ̍ wē- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Function: noun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etymology: WikiWikiWeb , a Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with such programming introduced in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A web site that allows visitors to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make changes, contributions, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>corrections </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How Wonderful! <ul><li>Sounds pretty good </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone must love it! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s controversial? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why Wiki in the STM world? <ul><li>Cost effective (often free) </li></ul><ul><li>STM Example: CABI www.cabi.org </li></ul><ul><li>Why do they use wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve internal communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement project management procedures with more discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce internal e-mails and data transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate international team-building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful management tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use PBWiki, recently rebranded PBWorks </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Let’s Do It <ul><li>Interactive Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>http://alpspweb2.pbworks.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 7. Need More Examples? <ul><li>Associations Using Social Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.associationsocialmedia.com/index.php?title=Category:Associations_Using_Social_Media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add your association to the list </li></ul><ul><li>Many use multiple types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wiki, Flickr, Facebook </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. Worried You’ll Offend? <ul><li>Wiki Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ceo_tipsheet/2007_3.htm </li></ul>
  8. 11. Tool I Often Use Simultaneously

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