Great Collaboration with Wikis

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Great Collaboration with Wikis

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