Collaborate with Wikis  May 5, 2010 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access ...
Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand  </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6,  Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your in...
You are being recorded… <ul><li>Streaming into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSou...
Collaborate with Wikis Sponsored by Presenters: David Bell, Beth Duttlinger, Sarah Cove
Today’s Speakers Beth Duttlinger Alliance Library  System  Facilitating: Kami Griffiths, TechSoup  Assisting with chat que...
Agenda <ul><li>What is a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>How wikis are being used </li></ul><ul><li>Different wiki tools available ...
What is a wiki? <ul><li>A webpage with an edit button. </li></ul>
What is a wiki?  <ul><li>A webpage with an edit button. </li></ul>
Widgets, widgets, widgets!
Benefits of Using a Wiki <ul><li>Simple way to publish to web </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration on documents, events, e...
SFHomeless.net – Main Page
SFHomeless.net – LA Homeless Wiki
SFHomeless.net – Creation Process <ul><li>Converting  existing manuals  into wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Design a  common use  ...
SFHomeless.net – Community Boxes
SFHomeless.net - Categories
Alliance Library System
technologytrainingwheels.pbworks.com
Learning 2.0 http://plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com/ www.flickr.com/photos/hblowers/439319266/
Wiki vs. Blogs Wikis Blogs Basic template Customization options Content intensive Short entries Supportive of collaboratio...
Wikispaces <ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Private Label -  http://bit.ly/acO7tH </li></ul>
Some Wikispaces features <ul><li>WYSIWYG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Easy wiki management </l...
Wikispaces' Techsoup Discount <ul><li>One free year of Plus subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up through Techsoup -  htt...
Wiki Tools http:// editthis.info/wiki/Wiki_hosting_comparison_guide  &  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_fa...
SFHomeless.net – Main Page
Choosing a Host for Public Wiki <ul><li>Ads or no ads, and if not what cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Will host be around in 2 ye...
Ongoing Maintenance <ul><li>Bureaucrats, Administrators, Users </li></ul><ul><li>Page History </li></ul><ul><li>Security, ...
Development
Some Advice for Wiki Newbies <ul><li>Start with small projects </li></ul><ul><li>Find a wiki evangelizer </li></ul><ul><li...
Training
Resources <ul><li>Wikispaces  tutorials   </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia  Help </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Library System  wiki </...
Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be  answered by posting in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></u...
Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li>...
Upcoming Webinars <ul><li>Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, May 13, 11 a.m. Pa...
Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for  TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. F...
Thank you!   Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392
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    1. 1. Collaborate with Wikis May 5, 2010 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
    3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>Streaming into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.techsoup.org/go/webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/95mIpI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter hashtags: #techsoup </li></ul>
    4. 4. Collaborate with Wikis Sponsored by Presenters: David Bell, Beth Duttlinger, Sarah Cove
    5. 5. Today’s Speakers Beth Duttlinger Alliance Library System Facilitating: Kami Griffiths, TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Becky Wiegand, TechSoup & Sarah Manely, Wikia David Beall SF Revival & SFHomeless.net Sarah Cove Wikispaces
    6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>What is a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>How wikis are being used </li></ul><ul><li>Different wiki tools available </li></ul><ul><li>Creation & maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A webpage with an edit button. </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A webpage with an edit button. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Widgets, widgets, widgets!
    10. 10. Benefits of Using a Wiki <ul><li>Simple way to publish to web </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration on documents, events, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together resources and tools from across the Internet </li></ul>
    11. 11. SFHomeless.net – Main Page
    12. 12. SFHomeless.net – LA Homeless Wiki
    13. 13. SFHomeless.net – Creation Process <ul><li>Converting existing manuals into wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Design a common use for main page </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Keep visitors returning for current info </li></ul>
    14. 14. SFHomeless.net – Community Boxes
    15. 15. SFHomeless.net - Categories
    16. 16. Alliance Library System
    17. 17. technologytrainingwheels.pbworks.com
    18. 18. Learning 2.0 http://plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com/ www.flickr.com/photos/hblowers/439319266/
    19. 19. Wiki vs. Blogs Wikis Blogs Basic template Customization options Content intensive Short entries Supportive of collaboration Styled to individual Modular Entry limitations Easy edits Etiquette restrictions
    20. 20. Wikispaces <ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Private Label - http://bit.ly/acO7tH </li></ul>
    21. 21. Some Wikispaces features <ul><li>WYSIWYG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Easy wiki management </li></ul>
    22. 22. Wikispaces' Techsoup Discount <ul><li>One free year of Plus subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up through Techsoup - http:// bit.ly/brpFdB </li></ul>
    23. 23. Wiki Tools http:// editthis.info/wiki/Wiki_hosting_comparison_guide & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_farms Free & Paid options Free & Paid options Free & Paid options Free (has ads) Free & Paid options Price Tool Features Wikispaces WYSIWYG & wikitext editor, subdomain on wikispaces.com or custom domain. Public and private wikis. Unlimited size. Blog import function/ integration with Blogger.com and Typepad. Themes and stylesheets can be customized. License options. Free customer support. Wikia WYSIWYG & wikitext editor, subdomain on wikia.com. All public wikis. Unlimited size. Skin can be fully customized. Internal blogging feature & community forums. Creative commons license. Free customer support. Wikidot Subdomain on wikidot & custom domains available. Public and private wikis. User can allow ads to be displayed on their wiki and get % of revenue. Customizable themes. Community forums. No limit on site size. PBWorks WYSIWYG editor, Public and private wikis. Subdomain on .pbwiki.com subdomain. Focused on business, education & personal wikis. Free accounts limited to 2 GB., paid accounts have more storage, Wetpaint WYSIWYG editing only, Public and private wikis. Customizable themes, Community forums, Creative Commons license
    24. 24. SFHomeless.net – Main Page
    25. 25. Choosing a Host for Public Wiki <ul><li>Ads or no ads, and if not what cost? </li></ul><ul><li>Will host be around in 2 years, 5 years? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the wiki owner? </li></ul><ul><li>Community management, user disputes </li></ul>
    26. 26. Ongoing Maintenance <ul><li>Bureaucrats, Administrators, Users </li></ul><ul><li>Page History </li></ul><ul><li>Security, Rollbacks, IP logs </li></ul>
    27. 27. Development
    28. 28. Some Advice for Wiki Newbies <ul><li>Start with small projects </li></ul><ul><li>Find a wiki evangelizer </li></ul><ul><li>Let people make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Give concrete tasks </li></ul>
    29. 29. Training
    30. 30. Resources <ul><li>Wikispaces tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia Help </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Library System wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Training Wheels – Wiki module </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMatrix Forum </li></ul>
    31. 31. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    32. 32. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/95mIpI </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Upcoming Webinars <ul><li>Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, May 13, 11 a.m. Pacific time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make it Easy to Give: Taking Online Donations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, May 20, 11a.m. Pacific time </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: pages.readytalk.com/techsoup.html
    36. 36. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392

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