What's a Wiki?

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  • 1. Jacquelyn HarrisCity University of SeattleFall 2009
    Wiki: An Introduction
  • 2. So, what is a wiki?
  • 3. Merriam-Webster says…
    A wiki is a Web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections.
  • 4. Wikipedia says…
    Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note-taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.
  • 5. The “bottom-line” is…
    A wiki is an online collaboration tool that provides an environment for individuals to share ideas, information and resources.
  • 6. So, how do I get a wiki?
    There are many web sites that host wikis.
  • 7. Is it hard to set up a wiki?
    Most wikis use a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) text editor and provide templates for ease of design.
  • 8. So, what can I do with a wiki?
    A group can work on a classroom or workplace project without meeting face-to-face or an instructor can provide a central location for information and resources to share with students.
  • 9. A Women‘s Study Group Wiki
    Click on the image to view the wiki online!
  • 10. Now I know what a wiki is and I’m excited about creating one!
  • 11. Presented by Jacquelyn Harris
    M.Ed. Candidate – City University of Seattle, Fall 2009