Great Collaboration with Wikis

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  • 1. Great Collaboration with Wikis
  • 2. What is a wiki?
    • Wiki wiki means quick or fast.
    • An easy-to-use web page/website that multiple people can edit without knowing HTML or other coding.
    • Two kinds:
      • Wiki farms
      • DIY wikis
  • 3. With a wiki you can …
    • Create
      • a database
      • a paper
      • Portfolio
      • Project
      • Meeting
    • Publish
    • Comment
    • Converse
    • Post ideas
    • Respond
    • Share
    • Edit
    • Collaborate
    • Engage
  • 4. Wiki Advantages
    • Accessible anywhere with a web browser
    • Multiple authors
    • Promote collaboration and negotiation - involvement
    • Easy - No knowledge of HTML needed
    • Familiar Point-and-click editor
    • No version issues with software
    • Edits are time-stamped (you know when changes and sometimes who made them)
    • Easily revert to previous version
  • 5. You have a history of every edit You are notified of every change
  • 6. Wiki Drawbacks
    • Disorganized
    • Concurrent editing
    • Too open
    • Evaluation is complicated
    • Vandalism and spam
  • 7. YOU control who sees your wiki
    • You set the password.
    • You choose who participates .
  • 8. Examples of wikis
    • Wiki Wiki Web http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWeb the original project
    • wikiHow http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page the How-to manual you can edit
    • Flu Wiki http://www.fluwikie.com/
    • Mitt Romney in 2012 http://myclob.pbwiki.com/
    • Education 2.0 Wiki http://edu20.wikispaces.com/
    • SmallBusiness.com http://www.smallbusiness.com/wiki/Main_Page
    • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • 9. Tips for working in a wiki
    • Small edits
    • Communicate
    • Use the history
    • Discuss
    • Refresh before writing
    • Negotiate
  • 10. Useful websites
    • Yummy WikiStyle http://yummy.pbwiki.com/WikiStyle explains basic formatting
    • PBwiki Central AdvancedWikiStyle
    • http://pbwikicentral.pbwiki.com/AdvancedWikiStyle
    • WikiMatrix http://www.wikimatrix.org a comparison of different wiki software options
  • 11. Free places to create wikis
    • PBWiki www.pbwiki.com
    • Seedwiki www.seedwiki.com
    • Wikispaces www.wikispaces.com
  • 12. Make a free wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich!
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      • Set it up and it works
      • just like typing in Microsoft Word
  • 19. Creating a new page on your wiki
    • There are two ways to create pages.
    • New page button (or create button)
    • Create a new link
      • Click to “Edit Page” you’re linking from
      • Type your text
      • Highlight it
      • Click the link button
      • Templates can be used to automatically create a formatted page with either of these options.
  • 20. Please play! http://ritaswikisandbox.pbwiki.com/FrontPage