Working with Wikis - Research Communication Workshop

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Presentation by Pier Andrea Pirani (Euforic Services) at the Research Communication workshop - Nairobi, 5-7 July 2010

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Working with Wikis - Research Communication Workshop

  1. 1. Working with wikis Nairobi, 5 July 2010
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some examples <ul><li>http://compart.pbworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.akvo.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikigender.org/ </li></ul>
  4. 8. Features <ul><li>Articles can be created or edited at anytime by anyone – limitations are possible </li></ul><ul><li>Articles are editable through the web browser </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG – Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>One-click access to the history/versioning of the page </li></ul><ul><li>Recent additions/modifications of articles can be monitored actively or passively </li></ul><ul><li>Easy revert of changes </li></ul><ul><li>Embed videos, presentations and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Folders and file management </li></ul>
  5. 9. When using wikis <ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing and document meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating and managing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Working with wikis Nairobi, 5 July 2010

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