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Paul Winfield FIT1012Dec. 10th, 2009 How to use a wiki.
A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser.
Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
“Wikis in Plain English”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Using a wiki for research. Wikis can be a valuable tool for research. My favorite one is Wikipedia. Alls you have to do is find the search box type in the subject your researching and choose the best results for you.
The article page. After you pick the results of your choice you will have to review the article page. The article page has the information you are researching.
Some advantages of Wiki: -A Wiki is quick and easy to find relevant information without having to search through a bunch of search engines.-A Wiki is great for just finding out general knowledge and/or basic explanation of something you need to know about. -A Wiki Normally explains the information in clear, simple terms to make it easy to understand even if you are not familiar with the subject.-The best thing about using Wiki for research is that most pages have sources which take you to other sites.
Some disadvantages of Wiki: -The information is not reliable, anyone can go onto Wiki and put up whatever they want. This means that people with no qualifications in a particular subject area can still write information about it.-Because of this, most educational institutions do not accept Wiki’s as a reliable source.-As such, a Wiki is great for finding out about things, but not so good for getting actual information you can cite in your research.