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==Wiki Links==
==Wiki Resources==
* [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Cheatsheet-en.pdf Quick Guide to Wiki Syntax]
* [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Cheatsheet-en.pdf Quick Guide to Wiki Syntax]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia]
==Wikis at Evergreen==
* [http://www2.evergreen.edu/wikis/ Index of all wikis]
* [http://www2.evergreen.edu/wikis/digitalhumanities/index.php?title=Digital_Humanities_Home Digital Humanities] - The Common Knowledge program is working on a wiki research guide for the digital humanities.
* [http://www2.evergreen.edu/wikis/museums/index.php?title=Museums_Main_Page Museums Wiki] - The Museums program used a wiki for students to collect and document their research.
[[Category:Academic Teaching Tools]]
[[Category:Academic Teaching Tools]]
[[Category:Web Publishing]]
[[Category:Web Publishing]]

Revision as of 11:46, 1 March 2007


A wiki is a type of website that allows users to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change most content very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. - from Wikipedia

Curricular Uses

  • Collaborative Writing
  • Create a knowledge base
  • Presentation tool
  • Web-based research journal
  • Research Coordination and Collaboration
  • Conference and Colloquia Web Site / Coordination


  • Quick - content can be edited from any internet connected computer
  • Flexible - because content does not reside in directories or files (content is stored in a database) the way we approach communicating or organizing information becomes untethered by perceived information containers.
  • Focus is on content versus presentation
  • Students can post their own work and get interactive feedback
  • Large community of users (Wikipedia) sharing tips on wiki usage and best practices


  • Unless structured from the beginning, wikis can quickly become chaotic
  • Students need to create their own table of contents to show links to their work
  • In order to respond to peers' essays students would need to use the discussion tab which is not a threaded discussion but a another wiki page.
  • Need to learn wiki syntax

Wiki Resources

Wikis at Evergreen