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  • 1.  
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    • A wiki is a website which allow users to create, add, edit, or remove.
    • All these changes are instantly published.
    • Provide communication and collaboration.
    • Best known wiki is Wikipedia.
    • Ward, the creator of wikis, described them as:
    “ The simplest online database that could possibly work .”
  • 4.
    • The first wiki was created
    • by Ward Cunningham.
    • He started creating WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the Internet domain in 1995.
    • He planned it to create and share ideas in a quick way.
    • Ward’s wiki is still active today.
    • Ward Cunningham and Bo Leuf wrote a book called The Wiki Way about using wikis.
    • He is telling how he came up with the idea for the wiki is available on Channel 9 forums .
  • 5.
    • It is the first wiki.
    • It was created and named by Cunningham.
    • Main idea of the design is that it is quickly editable.
    • Ward Cunningham was inspired by Wiki Wiki shuttle bus in Honolulu International Airport.
    • Wiki means “fast” in Hawaiian language
  • 6.
    • Flexible collaborative communication tool.
    • Openness and accessibility encourages participation.
    • Simple hypertext format.
    • Mostly anonymous content.
    • Changeable ownership.
    • Unending content.
    • Easy linking from one page to another.
    • Not only a contributor edit their own work, but also edit the work of others.
  • 7.
    • Wiki are making “ WYSIWYG ” (What you see is what you get) editing.
    • It uses simple markup language.
    • You can edit any non-protected page or any wiki pages which you allowed to edit. Your changes will be visible immediately. Just click the " edit " link that appears at the top of every page.
    • Most text formatting is usually done with wiki markup, so you don't have to learn HTML .
  • 8. Retrieved from Wikipedia Media Wiki Syntax Equivalent HTML Rendered Output &quot;Take some more [[tea]],&quot; the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. &quot;I've had nothing yet,&quot; Alice replied in an offended tone: &quot;so I can't take more.&quot; &quot;You mean you can't take ''less'',&quot; said the Hatter: &quot;it's very easy to take ''more'' than nothing.&quot; <p>&quot;Take some more <a href=&quot;/wiki/Tea&quot; title=&quot;Tea&quot;>tea</a> ,&quot; the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.</p> <p>&quot;I've had nothing yet,&quot; Alice replied in an offended tone: &quot;so I can't take more.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;You mean you can't take <i>less</i>,&quot; said the Hatter: &quot;it's very easy to take <i>more</i> than nothing.&quot;</p> &quot;Take some more tea ,&quot; the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. &quot;I've had nothing yet,&quot; Alice replied in an offended tone: &quot;so I can't take more.&quot; &quot;You mean you can't take less,&quot; said the Hatter: &quot;it's very easy to take more than nothing.&quot;
  • 9.
    • Instructors can create and edit a simple website easily.
    • Any work that requires collaboration can be done in a wiki.
    • Group projects can be carried in wikis.
    • Assignments can be posted in wikis.
    • Resource collections make the computer work for you.
    • Peer review to develop a project.
    • Group FAQ
    • Future students can preview classes and teachers.
  • 10.
    • Anyone can edit.
    • Easy to use.
    • People can work on the projects at any time, from any location which offer internet connection.
    • Allows future classes to improve works done in a previous class.
    • It tracks the edits; thus, it is easy to determine who and when edit a content.
    • Students can advance their critical thinking to upper level by critiquing their peers' work, and they can learn to define their work.
  • 11.
    • Changes which done are seen instantly.
    • People can store their folder, pictures, their discussion.
    • Students have opportunity to see their peers’ paper.
    • Professional Development: Students obtain ability to work collaboratively.
    • Students do research more deeply, because their peers’ critiques push them to do more investigation.
    • Store notes for meetings or a project
  • 12.
    • Openness: Because anyone can edit, it is possible that there might be security problems. However, wiki can be restricted.
    • Vandalism might be a problem if it is not managed properly.
    • Wikis should often monitored to make sure that improper language or content are not permitted.
    • Some students can feel that there is no work for them because of more aggressive students capturing most of the work.
  • 13.
    • Some free wiki samples are shown at the next slides.
    • You can create your own wiki by using one of them.
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  • 20.
    • I created a video which shows how to create a wiki step-by-step by using wikispaces.
    • Click the button below to watch the video.
  • 21.
    • Wiki Lists:
    • These pages contain links to different types of wiki pages.
    • This website include wiki lists by category
    • Helpful Links:
  • 22.
    • Reliability of Wikis
    • A wiki site can easily tampered with; on the other hand, the community of users can capture malevolent content and fix it; thus, we can approach the truth through collaboration.
  • 23.
    • Benefits of using wikis in the classroom. (n.d.). Boston College: Instructional design and eteaching services. Available: [2008, December 1].
    • Debate: Are wikis worth the time? Learning & Leading with Technology , December/January 2005/06. Available:
    • Hart, O. (2006). Wikis in higher education: Pros, cons, and how-tos. Available: [2008, December 1].
    • Johnson, N. (2007). Wikis in education: Technology enhanced collaboration. [Online]. Available: [2008, December 1].
    • Lucking, Robert A., and Edwin P.Christmann. “The collaborative power of wikis.(TECHTREK).” Science Scope 31.6 (Feb 2008): 58. Expanded Academic Asap . Gale. University of Delaware Library. 1 Dec. 2008 .
    • Seven things you should know about wikis. Available:
    • OpenContent. Wiki. (2007). How to use a wiki to facilitate learning. Available:
    • WikiEducator. Advantages and disadvantages. (n.d.). Available: [2008, December 1].
    • Wikipedia. (n.d.). Wiki. Available: [2008, December 1].