Emergenci Wiki

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This presentation shows how a wiki can be leveraged during time critical situations for emergency related events.

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Emergenci Wiki

  1. 1. Global Response Effort Different Continents Different Countries Different Languages One Wiki
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki allows users to edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki Web site </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to involve the visitor in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the Web site landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Leuf and Cunningham, The Wiki Way </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wiki Categorizations
  4. 4. Free and Open Source Software <ul><li>FOSS wiki platforms differ from each other by functionality, look and feel and target user groups. </li></ul><ul><li>FOSS wiki platforms are created to support various group sizes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large MediaWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium TikiWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small DocuWiki </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Strengths <ul><li>Collaboration from anywhere there is Internet access and browser </li></ul><ul><li>Real Time Updating </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody (or any approved member) can access and insert/delete/modify data </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Free and Open Source Software Available </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki Limitations <ul><li>Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Ill Structured </li></ul>
  7. 7. Community of Practice defined <ul><li>“Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis” </li></ul><ul><li>Wenger </li></ul>
  8. 8. Community of Practice <ul><li>Best Group to Leverage a Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul><ul><li>Common Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to Use Prior to Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity With System </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. High Reliability Organizations <ul><li>As a CoP, are strategies best used prior to response on an ongoing basis </li></ul><ul><li>Errors or problems are never normalized, trivialized and passed of as non-consequential </li></ul><ul><li>An assertive approach tat seeks out various scenarios and how to best handle them </li></ul>
  10. 10. Present Emergency Wikis <ul><li>Static – used more as a website </li></ul><ul><li>Not nearly utilizing the capability </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive not reactive </li></ul><ul><li>Non-responsive to a situation </li></ul><ul><li>Have not reached potential </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be Knowledge Exchange Centers </li></ul>
  11. 11. emergenciWiki.org Project <ul><li>“ The purpose of this wiki is for a collaborative building effort through any knowledgeable individual or group affiliate who is concerned with natural or man made disasters, be they in the academic and/or industry.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Future of emergenciWiki <ul><li>What does the future hold for such a system? </li></ul><ul><li>Should restraints be used? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this the correct wiki software? </li></ul><ul><li>Does a wiki define it’s own purpose or is it simply evolving? </li></ul>

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