What's a Wiki?

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What's a Wiki?

  1. 1. Jacquelyn HarrisCity University of SeattleFall 2009<br />Wiki: An Introduction<br />
  2. 2. So, what is a wiki?<br />
  3. 3. Merriam-Webster says…<br />A wiki is a Web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections.<br />
  4. 4. Wikipedia says…<br />Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note-taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.<br />
  5. 5. The “bottom-line” is…<br />A wiki is an online collaboration tool that provides an environment for individuals to share ideas, information and resources. <br />
  6. 6. So, how do I get a wiki?<br />There are many web sites that host wikis.<br />
  7. 7. Is it hard to set up a wiki?<br />Most wikis use a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) text editor and provide templates for ease of design.<br />
  8. 8. So, what can I do with a wiki?<br />A group can work on a classroom or workplace project without meeting face-to-face or an instructor can provide a central location for information and resources to share with students.<br />
  9. 9. A Women‘s Study Group Wiki<br />Click on the image to view the wiki online!<br />
  10. 10. Now I know what a wiki is and I’m excited about creating one!<br />
  11. 11. Presented by Jacquelyn Harris<br />M.Ed. Candidate – City University of Seattle, Fall 2009<br />

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