Week 03: Wikis

The following will provide tutorials, definitions and resources for Wikis. You are not required to look at all of the material, but search it until you feel that you have a good understanding of what is required for you to fulfill the assignment.

Table of contents
  1. Whats a Wiki?
  2. Where Can I Create My Own Wiki?
  3. A quality debate, or Wikipedia versus Britannica
  4. Example
  5. Links To Learning
  6. Assignment

Whats a Wiki?

Where Can I Create My Own Wiki?

A list of wiki farms. (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiFarms)

Some are free, some are not. A description is included with each wiki address. Examples:

  1. Peanut Butter Wiki (http://pbwiki.com)
  2. JotSpot (http://jotspot.com)
  3. Community Wiki (http://communitywiki.org/odd/)
  4. Media Wiki (http://mediawiki.org)(the one you are seeing right now)

A quality debate, or Wikipedia versus Britannica

Internet encyclopaedias go head to head
(http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html)

Example

Wikipedia.com

Links To Learning

Assignment

  1. Contribute to an article of your own choosing on Wikipedia (http://wikipedia.org/)
  2. Make a post to your blog describing your contribution
  3. Update the INST 5280 Blog List
  4. Link the update to your blog

Citation: Wiley, D. (2006, December 13). Wikis. Retrieved February 07, 2008, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Instructional_Technology/new-media/wikis.htm.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons License


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