Teaching in Wikiland
An Introduction to Using Wikis in the
What is a Wiki?
A website that allows
visitors to add,
remove, edit content
Like a Word
Easy to use and
effective as a
Yes but can I learn to use it?
You can learn to use a wiki in 30-60 min.
There are several free sources for wikis.
What’s important about a wiki?
Wikis as Information Sources
What do you know about Wikipedia?
A free encyclopedia
Written collaboratively by volunteers
Most articles can be changed by anyone
Wikipedia has more than 3,210,000 articles
Using Wikis in the Classroom
Collaborative Tools for group work/Projects
Create a basic webpage with minimal skills
Publish and Share work
Free Wiki Sites
Steps in Creating a Wiki
1. Register as a user, it’s free
2. Create a Wiki
3. Set permissions and rights to enable sharing and
Public and anyone can contribute;
Public and people who become members can contribute;
Private and only invited people can contribute and view
4. Add content and develop pages
5. Invite members by email
Wikis provide a backup and will show who modified
the content. This allows you to block or monitor
who is posting what to your wiki