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Introduction to Wikis for an ALPSP training course

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    • Wikis The Wild, Wild World of the Wiki Web 2.0: Why it matters and what you need to know a practical guide ALPSP Training Course London, April 2008
    • What is a Wiki?
    • “… software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link , and organize the content of a website, usually for reference material.” - Wikipedia “ the simplest online database that could possibly work ” -- Ward Cunningham, What Is Wiki
    • The Essence of Wiki Software
    • Edit This Page
              • … Edit Any Page
    • Creating New Content
      • Blog Post
      • Document
      But a Wiki is about Pages
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
      • Read more about Social Bookmarking
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
      • Read more about Social Bookmarking
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
      • Read more about Social Bookmarking
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
      • Read more about Social Bookmarking ?
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
      • Read more about Social Bookmarking
    • Creating New Pages
      • Link to Content That Doesn’t Exist
      • Click on the link to Edit the Page
      • The link text becomes the page name
    • Wiki Text
    • Wiki Text
      • One of the original intentions of the [Wiki]
      • environment was to make it really simple to both
      • edit ’’and’’ style text.
      • This includes
      • * lists
      • * paragraphs
      • * links and other basic text formatting
      • Typically there are two types of list:
      • # bulleted, and
      • # numbered
    • Wiki Text
      • One of the original intentions of the Wiki environment was to make it really simple to both edit and style text.
      • This includes
      • lists
      • paragraphs
      • links and other basic text formatting
      • Typically there are two types of list:
      • bulleted, and
      • numbered
    • Wiki Text
      • Wiki Text was intended to avoid people having to learn HTML markup
        • Generally works well, very easy to pick up
      • BUT…
        • There is no standard text formatting, which can be frustrating!
      • The majority of wikis only use text formatting
        • Increasingly many also offer a WYSIWYG editor
    • Wiki Text
    • Wiki Text
    • Other Wiki Features
    • Other Wiki Features
      • Page History
        • Compare and view previous versions of a page
      • “Recent Changes”
        • View recently edited pages
        • View recent visitors
      • Pages That Link Here
        • View other pages that link to the one you’re reading
      • Categories
        • Assign pages to categories to better organize them
    • The Evolution of the Wiki
    • C2 Wiki
      • The First!
    • Wikipedia
      • Most Popular
      • Largest Wiki
    • Citizendium
      • Addresses Issues of Anonymity
    • Freebase
      • Structured Data Entry
    •  
    • Creating a Successful Wiki
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Choose the Environment
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Build Your Community
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Seed the Wiki with Content and Structure
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Stay Relevant
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Encourage Good Wiki Etiquette
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Practice Wiki Gardening
    • Creating a Successful Wiki Avoid a Wiki Explosion
    • Creating a Successful Wiki
      • Choosing the Environment
      • Building Your Community
      • Seeding the Wiki with Content and Structure
      • Stay Relevant
      • Encourage Good Wiki Etiquette
      • Wiki Gardening
      • Avoid a Wiki Explosion
    • Questions?