Wikis

Overview

A wiki can be thought of as a collaboratively developed website. Wikis allow students to contribute and modify one or more pages of subject related materials, providing a means of sharing and collaboration. Users can create and edit pages quickly, while tracking changes and additions, allowing for effective collaboration between multiple writers. You can create one or more wikis for all subject members to contribute to and also wikis for specific groups.

wiki workspace

The wiki workspace is similar to a Microsoft Word document where members can author content, assemble research, and present their work. Having a common online workspace with version control eliminates the need to distribute and revise information via countless group emails and allows any previous changes to be viewed and rolled back if needed.

Tasks involving wikis can enhance participation, encourage organisation, and promote critical and analytical thinking. As students will be writing for the web they will also need to think carefully about structuring their content and providing intuitive ways for readers to navigate between pages (e.g. Hyperlinks).

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