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Using Wikis


A wiki is a website where multiple individuals add and edit content collectively. Multiple related pages may be linked within the site.

Wikis can be used in teaching for:

Other wiki uses:

Benefits of wikis for students include:

Wiki Advantages

Common Wiki Concerns

Public wikis can be inviting to hackers and people looking to vandalize its content. By taking advantage of wiki history and versioning control, the general public can view who made changes and remove any errors or malicious edits. In most wiki applications, you can require your contributors, e.g. colleagues and students, to create accounts in order to edit wiki content. If you are using wikis in your class, you can also require that your students cite the material they contribute to a wiki simply by establishing guidelines or policies.

Tips for Implementing Wikis

Examples of Use

Articles on Wikis

Free Wikis
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