Wiki Stuff

Actual Wikis

Free Hosted Wikis: seedwiki, PBWiki

Open Source Wikis: MediaWiki, PhpWiki, TikiWiki

Commercial Wikis: SocialText, Confluence, ProjectForum & CourseForum

Wiki Presentations:

WikiRadio – Brian Lamb [best online presentation ever, great introduction to wikis and wiki issues]

Intro to Wiki – D’Arcy Norman [interactive quicktime… click to move through]

ASCILITE 2005 Demo Wikis

seedwiki: U: P: november

Password: november

The Wiki People


Communication Dynamics Stuff

Communication dynamics: Discussion boards, weblogs and the development of communities of inquiry in online learning environments

Centred Communication: Weblogs and aggregation in the organisation

Wiki & education publications

Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not -Brian Lamb (well worth yer time!)

A Catalog of CoWeb Uses – Various

Teaching and learning online with wikis -Naomi Auger

University Wikis

University of Calgary

UBC Wiki

Some uses (from “Wide Open Spaces“):

* The Faculty of Applied Science Instructional Support links wikis into its course management system authoring environment so that design teams can quickly and collaboratively build reference lists and outlines, brainstorm instructional strategies, and capture suggestions. Educational Technology Coordinator Jim Sibley reports: “The ability to spawn whole sites or a series of pages astonishes people when they first see it. . . . You can quickly map out pages to cover all aspects of complex processes or projects.”
* The Career Services unit uses wiki pages to store and organize content for a major new job posting and career development Web site that it is developing. Discussion and prototyping can get under way immediately rather than waiting for the technical framework to be implemented. Online content creation is able to proceed rapidly, with contributions from every member of the unit rather than a handful of Web authors. Laural Raine, a Web developer, notes: “Using the wiki has allowed us to share and collaborate on the research that we would have otherwise done individually. This allows for easier information management during the project, and will improve the quality of our finished product.”
* An academic research unit on campus used a wiki for planning a technoculture conference—to collect supporting resources and to gather contributions from invited participants. They used the wiki during the conference, live, with laptops and wireless access, to record group work. Following the conference, participants subsequently edited their collaborative authorings from a wide variety of locations, resulting in a “conference proceedings” of an altogether different sort. The organizer, Professor Mary Bryson, observes: “[The] wiki functioned in this context as an intellectually appropriate technology, aesthetically and politically in keeping with the theme of the event, which was the significance of ubiquitous media in everyday life and the ways in which accessible tools mediate the construction of popular culture.”
* Teresa Dobson, an assistant professor of education, is using the wiki space in both her teaching and her research. Her graduate course on technologies for writing employs the wiki as a support for collaborative experiments in composition and “as a prompt for reflection on the nature of online writing and reading.”