Wikis

A Wiki allows users to enter and edit web page content. This content, as well as the organization of the information, can be viewed and edited by anyone who visits the wiki. A single page in a wiki website is referred to as a “wiki page.” The entire collection of pages, which are usually connected by hyperlinks, is “the wiki.” Another way to define a wiki is as a database for creating, browsing, and searching through information. The most famous wiki is Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia.

Wikis can be used in the academic community for collaboration on and sharing of such projects as grant writing, strategic planning, and committee work.

Training:

CIT provides one-on-one training, group workshops, and training designed to meet specific needs of different departments to help faculty and staff integrate technology into their teaching and working environments. For training on wikis, please contact CIT at 572-8130 or cit@westfield.ma.edu.

Resources:

WikiSpaces (subscription)

PB Wiki (subscription)

Tutorials:

Wikis in Plain English

Welcome to Wikis

Wikis in the Classroom:

Teaching Tips: Wikis in the Classroom

Wikis in Higher Ed:

Wikis in Higher Ed the Pros and Cons

Teaching With Wikis in Higher Ed

The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed