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    Wikis Wikis Presentation Transcript

      • 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 .”
      • 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 .
      • 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
      • 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.
      • 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 .
    • 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;
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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.
      • Some free wiki samples are shown at the next slides.
      • You can create your own wiki by using one of them.
      • 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.
      • Wiki Lists:
      • These pages contain links to different types of wiki pages.
      • This website include wiki lists by category
      • Helpful Links:
      • 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.
      • 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].