Wikis

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

What is a wiki?


From Wiktionary:

Etymology
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


Examples

Jewish Educational Content

CAJE 32
Debbie Harris’s wikis:
Congregation Emanu-El (on newjewisheducation wiki)
Gesher
Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy
International Collaborative Literature Project
IFaces 2010
Israel Faces
Jewish Schools Library
PEJE Collaborative wiki
Parsha Wiki
Teacherlibrarianwiki
Temple Beth Emeth
Wiki for Librarians in Jewish Schools

General

A Broken World, 9th grade history project See also Clay Burrell's other sites
CoP Research wiki
EduWikiUs
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
Wikipedia

Wiki as Elearning Platform


Curriki- online collaborative curriculum resource center
Facilitating Online Communities

Free wiki sites


pbwiki
wikispaces
Wetpaint
Others…

Resources


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

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