Feel free to visit my Wiki
So.. a wiki.
I can remember not too long ago, when a wiki was almost a bad word. No one took the idea of a wiki seriously because no one (most likely) probably had no idea what a wiki was. The only experience anyone had with a wiki was Wikipedia and none of my professors wanted to admit that the collective intelligence of many peer reviewers could be relied upon as well as “MICROSOFT ENCARTA” DUM DUM DUMMMMMMMM.
Now Encarta is extinct, I’m not sure if Encyclopedia Britannic is around still or not, and Wikipedia is a vast and diverse wealth of information and knowledge.
Wikipedia = Wiki≠Wikipedia
Yes, Wikipedia is a wiki, but the Web is filled up with many many different types of wikis. My example at the top of this page is the beginnings of a Wiki for a game that I’m playing. I’ve seen many other types of wikis out there as well. A wiki is used whenever there is the need for many people to come together to share information and create a knowledge base together. The idea is that old adage that “2 heads are better than 1.” In the case of the wiki, many many heads/developers/editors/proof readers/publishers/etc. are better than 1 or a few.
Imagine this in your classroom or training session! Imagine taking your students from receivers to creators of their own knowledge and learning. A wiki is the perfect tool to allow them to do that.