Workshop

The Wiki Wiki Way Quick Collaboration on the Web


Abstract


In this workshop, you will be given a guided tour of wikis: what they are, how they are being used and why it is interesting to use them for collective knowledge building and your own professional learning and/or with your students.

Time and technology permitting, you will learn how to set it up, manage it, add content and use the multiple "widgets" that can be added to aggregate content from other spaces and make the wiki experience more engaging and efficient.

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How many people

a) know what a wiki is?
b) have worked with wikis?
c) currently manage a wiki



Basics

Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work." ".[4] It was named by Cunningham, who remembered a Honolulu International Airport counter employee telling him to take the "Wiki Wiki" shuttle bus that runs between the airport's terminals.
Wiki" (English pronunciation: /wiːkiː/) is a Hawaiian word for "fast""Wiki" can be expanded as "What I Know Is," but this is a backronym.


What is a wiki?
How do wikis work?
How are wikis being used in a learning and teaching context?
Is it possible to classify different types of wiki use? What can we learn from any classification?

Examples


Some examples of wikis I have opened:
http://bdieu.wikispaces.com

Example of a collection of resources
http://tonitheisen.wikispaces.com/

Resources


Practice

Participants