Wikis

A wiki is a type of web site that allows you to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration.
This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring. The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a Web site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and on-line encyclopaedias such as Wikipedia (Wikipedia accessed 17/12/06). To find out more watch this go to YouTube and watch the CommonCraft video on Wikis




Links to some wiki sites

Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
Steph's Wiki
Connected Learning Community
Course on the digital age

Setting up your own wiki

To set up your own wiki then follow these steps
  1. Go to wiki help and watch the movies on how to set up your wiki
  2. There is also lots of other great tips on wiki help.
Once you have completed this then complete the following tasks:
  1. Personalise your wiki space
  2. Set up your pages and develop you content
  3. Have a look at how to embed media into your wiki
  4. Back up your pages
  5. Create a discussion topic
  6. Don't forget to back up your wikispace. Go to Manage Space, Export Space as HTML. You should do this on a regular basis,

Please note: There is a limit to the amount of content you can upload, but you can load material onto a server and link from there ie if you wanted to upload a movie, flash activity, learning object etc.

Wiki support

Teacher tips
Apply automatially for a advertising free space for K-12
Use of wikis in education and resources
Examples of educational wikis
Post your ideas on how to use wikis