Wikis at work

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Wikis at work

  1. 1. http://www.amscan.com/images/products/679975.jpg
  2. 2.  Open-source online software developer Ward Cunningham in 1994 describes Wiki as:  “The simplest online database that could possibly work.”  Penny Edwards (2007) defines Wiki: “A wiki is a website whose page(s) and content can be collectively created, structured, viewed, and/or edited, by users with corresponding permissions, removing the distinction between author and reader. “ http://www.catalogs.com/coolpicks/wp- content/uploads/2009/01/lei.jpg
  3. 3. http://www.bravekids.org/images/about/Lear0075.gif
  4. 4. Chat Announcements Document sharing Editing Saving Email
  5. 5.  Pros Free Commercial wiki software relatively inexpensive Simple to use Allows for readily accessible documentation storage and retrieval Many-to-many communication Open collaboration Transparency User only permission controls  Cons Free wiki software Lack security Look non-professional Mgmt: Maintain corporate culture-top-to-bottom Cost to implement & maintain IT Fear loss of Control “Geek” factor new users scared by the technology http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1224904/2 ockphoto_1224904_cubicle_man.jpg
  6. 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software#General_information Organized visual listing of MediaWiki Software General Information: Creator, Cost, Open source, Multilingual Target Audience: Public, Private, Corporate. Educational Features: File uploading, SPAM prevention, User-customizable interface, Web Feeds, Plug-ins
  7. 7. Wikis In the Workplace by Ezra Goodnoe http://ww.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180207589 The Business Wiki: Wiki in the Workplace by Daniel Nations http://webtrends.about.com/od/office20/a/enterprise.20.htm How Wikis Work by Marshall Brain http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/wiki.htm Why Wikis Should be a Standard Workplace Tool www.gilyehuda.com/2009/06/04/why-wikis-should-be-a-standard-work-place-tool/ Media Wiki Limits Enterprise 2.0 http://www.gilyehuda.com/2009/09/25/mediawiki-limits-e20/
  8. 8. http://www.wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WhatIsWiki http://pennyedwards.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/final- report-september-2007.pdf

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