"Wikis by their nature lend themselves to collaborative work by teachers and students" (4).

"Social writing platforms appear to be logistically useful tools for a variety of campus needs, from student group learning to facilitating department work, to staff collaborations" (38).

What is a "Wiki"?

As defined by Wikipedia:

"A wiki (pronounced /ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages, using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor, within the browser Wikis are typically powered by wiki software. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems.

Most wikis serve a specific purpose, and off topic material is promptly removed by the user community. Such is the case of the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia.In contrast, open purpose wikis accept all sorts of content without rigid rules as to how the content should be organized."

Wiki Links

Help for setting up your own classroom Wikis

Example Wikis from real teachers