Tuesday, March 16, 2010


  • Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser.
  • Wiki is a combination of a CGI script and a collection of plain text files that allows users to create Web pages “on the fly.”
  • Wiki supports hyperlinks and has simple text syntax for creating new pages and cross link between internal pages on the fly.
  • Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself.
  • Easiest and most effective Web-based collaboration tool in any instructional portfolio.
  • Provides direct (and immediate) access to a site’s content, which is crucial in group editing or other collaborative project activities.
  • In addition, wikis are being used as e-portfolios, illustrating their utility as a tool for collection and reflection.
  • Can use wikis to collaborate on projects, whether editing a textbook, preparing a journal article, or assembling a syllabus or reading list.
  • Wiki enabled projects can provide various levels of site access and control to team members, offering a fine-tuning element that enhances the teaching and learning experience.

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