Wiki 101

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Wiki 101

  1. 1. Wikis 101<br />A simple discussion of a simple topic<br />
  2. 2. What is a Wiki?<br />A wiki is a web page that you can edit.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY&feature=player_embedded<br />
  3. 3. If you can use<br />and<br />Then you can use a wiki.<br />
  4. 4. Why are wiki’s interesting?<br />Because other people can edit them too<br />And then the wiki can represent the sum of what all the participants know…<br />
  5. 5. Why Wiki?: Collaborate and Publish<br />We wiki to aggregate information from a group of people<br />We can keep it to ourselves, or publish it broadly<br />
  6. 6. 10 uses for wikis<br />1. team roster<br />2. document organizer<br />3. resource collection<br />4. issues list<br />5. FAQ<br />6. Plan and organize<br />7. Brainstorming<br />8. Build a portfolio <br />9. Wiki is the document<br />10. A living knowledge base<br />
  7. 7. Team roster<br />
  8. 8. Document Organizer<br />
  9. 9. Resource collection<br />
  10. 10. Issues List<br />
  11. 11. FAQ<br />
  12. 12. Plan and Organize<br />
  13. 13. Brainstorm<br />
  14. 14. Portfolio<br />
  15. 15. Wiki is the Document<br />
  16. 16. Knowledge Base<br />
  17. 17. Important feature considerations<br />Commenting<br />Versioning<br />Permissions<br />Indexing, linking, media handling<br />
  18. 18. But collaboration isn’t a technology<br />Just like the game isn’t about the ball.<br />
  19. 19. What is collaboration?<br />Creative<br />Coordination toward specific goals<br />Connective<br />Ensuring like finds like<br />Compounding<br />Ensuring Present finds past<br />
  20. 20. Fostering Wiki-based Collaboration<br />Goals<br />As with everything, its easier to gain cooperation and get quality results when you are very precise about the purpose of the wiki<br />Team<br />It helps to have a good team. Choose them and/or cultivate your esprit de corps carefully.<br />Trust/Respect<br />Needs to be built. Show leadership by consulting others on issues where you aren’t certain. <br />Sharing<br />Studies confirm – early sharing leads to better collaboration.<br />If you wait too long, you become too invested in the work to be open to feedback.<br />Recognize contributions<br />Be sure to recognize and give credit for contributions.<br />The best way to win trust, loyalty and added effort is to do the simplest things<br />Say thanks<br />Point out the idea’s originator, if clear.<br />Leadership<br />Leadership is ever more important in collaborative environments, because its essential that everyone shares the same goals and objectives<br />Weeding and pruning.<br />A little investment pays off.<br />
  21. 21. What is Leadership?<br />Coordination of Activity<br />Standards, consistency and compliance<br />Problem identification and resolution<br />Informed decision-making<br />Learning on the fly<br />Situational awareness<br />
  22. 22. So is a wiki enough?<br />
  23. 23. Resources<br />www.wikispaces.com<br />Wikidot<br />Pbwiki<br />Opentext.com<br />
  24. 24. Call me, beep me<br />Twitter @Deb_Lavoy<br />On Linked In<br />On Facebook<br />Email: dlavoy@opentext.com<br />

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