Wiki Presentation V4

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Wiki Presentation V4

  1. 1. Cox Wiki – Overview 3/19/2008
  2. 2. A wiki is software that allows users to collaboratively create, edit, link, and organize the content of a website. They are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
  3. 3. Example <ul><li>Wikipedia, one the largest and most well known wikis is a collaboratively created encyclopedia, owned by no one and authored by tens of thousands of users. </li></ul><ul><li>It is 10 times bigger than Encyclopedia Britannica and roughly the same accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>It runs on a wiki platform and allows for users to edit pages </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wiki Benefits <ul><li>Easy to use / Easy to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Enables collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul>A cost effective way to access information, share knowledge, collaborate, and contribute ‘expertise’ without requiring technical savvy
  5. 5. What can a Wiki help us do? <ul><li>Promote collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an institutional memory </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Share documents without taxing email in-boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Cut down on email exchanges between co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Find what we are looking for in a controlled environment </li></ul><ul><li>Help us diminish the boundaries and limitations of time and space </li></ul>In essence, a Wiki will assist Cox in further realizing one of its core objectives: Collaboration and capitalize on its collective intelligence.
  6. 6. Content & Access & Points of Consideration <ul><li>Accessibility: How open are we willing to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency: Who can see what? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility: Who is responsible for what? </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity: How sensitive is the ‘content’? </li></ul>A good Wiki platform allows for the site admin to configure the environment in a way that is consistent with the goals of the initiative.
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