Wikis and more… Darlene Cardillo Instructional Technologist Oct. 4, 2010
a website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative manner. an editable webpage. They are used in situations where a group of people need to create, edit and review each others documents. a website that allows visitors, often after registering, to gain access, to edit – add to/remove or change – the content. Wikipedia is an example. It can also be used as a form of internal communication between teams in an organization. Hawaiian word for “fast”
Wikipedia – the most popular Wiki
Example of a wiki from Albany Law’s Government Ethics Online
Example of a wiki from Albany Law’s Labor Law class
Instant collaboration without emailing documents, keeping the group in sync. Accessible from anywhere with a web connection As an archive, because every page revision is kept. To track student participation It’s exciting, immediate, and empowering-- everyone has a say.
1. Click Wiki on the left side of the course home page. The Wiki page is displayed.2. Click Add New Page at the top of the page.3. Enter the title of the wiki page in the Page Name text box.4. You can edit the options for a page. You can choose who can edit the page. You can choose when to make the page available.5. Enter content in the text box.6. Choose whether or not to automatically mark citations in the page to link with Westlaw.7. Add tags to your page by typing words in the Add Tag text box. (optional)8. Click Save to save your new wiki page.
It’s technology…always save a copy of what you post. Works best with small groups. Be careful when copying and pasting. Keep formatting simple.
Let’s Brainstorm - Good use of a wiki in law school classes? 1. clinic class collaborating to create a document.