What is a wiki?
A wiki is a collaboratively constructed web site. Wikis consist of “pages” that can include text, images, video, attached files, and links to other web sites. Wiki pages can also link to other pages within the wiki. Most wikis maintain a history showing when and how the wiki was changed and who changed it. The best known example of a wiki is Wikipedia, a collaboratively authored, online encyclopedia.
How can wikis enhance teaching and learning?
Wikis are good tools for group projects, collaborative writing, collaborative problem solving, and creating shared course resources such as glossaries or annotated bibliographies. Individual students can also use wiki software to easily create a simple web site that others can view and comment on.
What tools are available for creating wikis?
Blackboard has a wiki tool that can be used to integrate simple wikis into Blackboard course sites. Other free or low-cost wiki alternatives include Wikispaces, Google Sites, and Wetpaint.
How have wikis been used for teaching and learning at Hunter?
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