A wiki is a web site that can be easily edited by multiple users simultaneously, from any computer with an Internet connection, with no additional software.
The Wonder of Wikis
- Software: There are free wiki services available. Wikis are browser-based, which means the only required software is a browser.
- Collaboration: A Wiki can have multiple authors.
- Security: Options are provided for who can view and edit the wiki.
- History: A chronological list of changes is available to document who has done what, and allow authors to revert back to previous versions if desired.
- Easy and Versatile: Provided navigation makes is simple to set up multiple pages as you need them. Adding images, embedding videos and slideshows, and including hyperlinks is easy.
- RSS: you can subscribe to the pages of a wiki to be notified of any changes through your reader, or by email, as opposed to checking the site manually.
Willard Staff: If you are not able to participate in one of the Wikispaces workshops this month, or would rather learn on your own timetable, the Fusion: Wikispaces webpage offers a handout and short video tutorials (screencasts) to lead you through the steps.
If you want to earn 3 Salary Advancement Workshop hours, you can enroll in the free, online professional development, Moodle course: Wikispaces. This course uses the handouts and screencasts on the Fusion webpage. Work at your own pace, when it fits in your schedule, from any computer with Internet access. Just in time learning, at your convenience!
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions. I’m happy to provide you with additional assistance.
Image Credit: wikispaces by thomcochrane licensed CC Attribution