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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?
    1. Where Can I Create My Own Wiki?
    2. A quality debate, or Wikipedia versus Britannica
    3. Example
    4. Links To Learning
    5. 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
Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factadmin. (2006, December 13). Wikis. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/instructional-technology-learning-sciences/blogs-wikis-new-media-for-learning/wikis.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License
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