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Communication and collaboration online falls under two main categories: asynchronous (at a different time) and synchronous (at the same time) communication technologies. Alongside these two categories are other key aspects that need to be taken into consideration when using online collaborative environments:
location of participants - same place or different;
number of participants - one-to-one, one-to many or group discussion;
publishing to public or private audience.
Wikis fall under the category of asynchronous collaborative online tools where participants can use a shared online area to create, share and disseminate their knowledge to a wider audience.
What is a wiki?
'Wiki' is Hawaiian for quick in that they are designed to enable quick and easy content:
'Wikis are collaborative websites now commonly used as a way for multiple users to create content or share knowledge online. Wikis can be publicly available website that allow anyone to edit their content, such as Wikipedia, the web-based encyclopedia. Alternatively, they can be set up with smaller learning and workplace environments, to allow a specific set of contributors to pool their knowledge' (Donelan, 2010: 85).
Why use a wiki?
Wikis enable knowledge management by:
capturing knowledge from those who have it;
converting knowledge into an explicitly available format;
connecting those who want knowledge with those who have it;
linking knowledge to knowledge;
converting individual knowledge to communal knowledge.
Some reasons to use wikis in education can be read at Sharon Tonner's blog -
A short visual representation of why to use a wiki:
Examples of using wikis in Education:
Deliver course material -
Web based Communication
Share learning -
University of Dundee - Student Primary Teachers
High School Dundee - Primary Children
Collaborate with other globally -
Voices of the World
Collaborate and create -
How To Create A Wiki:
How To Wiki.doc
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