In which we explore the wiki as a resource for collaboration.

What is a wiki?

From Wiktionary:

Abbreviated from WikiWikiWeb (first wiki software), from Hawaiian wikiwiki (quick) + English web.
  1. A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it.

Wikis in Plain English

Common Craft's explanation of wikis

Wetpaint Wikis in Plain English

Another explanatory video from Common Craft.

Educational Wikis


Jewish Educational Content

Debbie Harris’s wikis:
Congregation Emanu-El (on newjewisheducation wiki)
Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy
International Collaborative Literature Project
IFaces 2010
Israel Faces
Jewish Schools Library
PEJE Collaborative wiki
Parsha Wiki
Temple Beth Emeth
Wiki for Librarians in Jewish Schools


A Broken World, 9th grade history project See also Clay Burrell's other sites
CoP Research wiki
Flat Classroom Project
Gender Equity and Women's Rights Nancy White’s Gender Equity and Women's Rights at the 2008 World Social Forum
Kansas Prevention Wiki
Nonprofit Commons: Nonprofits in Second Life wiki
Starting a CoP - KM4DevWiki
T4C: Technologies for Communities wiki
Tampa Bay Library Consortium
We Are Media Project: The Social Media Starter Kit for Nonprofits

Wiki as Elearning Platform

Curriki- online collaborative curriculum resource center
Facilitating Online Communities

Free wiki sites



jlearn2.0 bookmarks on wikis
Wikispaces tour - introduction to Wikispaces

Books and Publications

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson, Corwin Press, 2006.
Classroom Blogging: A Teacher’s Guide to Blogs, Wikis, and Other Tools that are Shaping a New Information Landscape, 2nd Edition, by David F. Warlick, Landmark Project, 2007.
Educause Review, September/October 2007 issue Back To School: It's All About the Faculty, see especially "Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs! Oh, My! What Is a Faculty Member Supposed to Do?" by Patricia McGee and Veronica Diaz
Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools by M. Katherine Brown, Brenda Huettner, and Char James-Tanny, Wordware Publishing, 2007.
Wiki as a Teaching Tool by Parker and Chao, Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects Volume 3, 2007