SR4Proc Working with wikis

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  • At Euforic Services, we use a wiki for internal planning, project management with clients and partners, and as a platform to organise and deliver trainings and workshops.
  • What can you do with it?We often play with control access for our own wiki – some part are public, some are privateIn general, wikis are public and editable, with version control
  • AKVO very useful as collection of useful technologyCGIAR uses it for workshop and events
  • We love Pbworks – also because it has an excellent manual
  • SR4Proc Working with wikis

    1. 1. Working with wikisWBI Social Reporting Apprenticeship Program October 2012
    2. 2. http://euforicweb.pbworks.com/
    3. 3. Definition “A wiki is software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link, and organize the content of a website, usually for reference material. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.” Source: Wikipedia
    4. 4. Working together on a document pbworks pbworks pbworks pbworks edit log view Write some Text change (someone, 12/11/08) FinalWrite some Write some Change some text text (another one, 14/11/08) text text Final Text (me, today)
    5. 5. Features Articles can be created or edited at anytime by anyone – limitations are possible Articles are editable through the web browser One-click access to the history/ versioning page Recent additions/modifications of articles can be monitored actively or passively Easy to revert changes
    6. 6. Examples http://euforicweb.pbworks.com/ http://www.akvo.org/ http://wikigender.org/ http://government.wikia.com
    7. 7. Use the excellent Pbworks help pages People are often puzzled by the edit function – it is the key to using any wiki
    8. 8. Garden regularly
    9. 9. M&E Most wikis have internal analytics package – On Pbworks • Business Edition – weekly report (views, downloads, edits etc..) • Free edition - Install Google Analytics Measure – Users (joining, leaving, activity) – Pages and content (edited, created, deleted) – Who is creating content (1:9:90) – Is the wiki gardened regularly
    10. 10. Hands on exercise Create a new page called YourNameSR – If necessary, write some information about yourself and add a photo – Add a link to your Twitter account, or a website or a good knowledge source – Insert a table with two columns, write tools you want to learn in one column and note progress in column two – Embed a video from YouTube – Link your page from the participants page
    11. 11. Working with wikisWBI Social Reporting Apprenticeship Program October 2012

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