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Monday, October 31, 2005 

Wikis for Collaborative Writing

A Wiki at its simplest, is an editable webpage.

Today we will consider 3 wiki tools. There are a gazillion services but here are three I'm familiar with that we'll take a look at. We'll examine how we might set them up and more importantly, how we can use these in the classroom and beyond.

Let's start with a demonstration of:

What is a wiki?

This is the most famous use of a wiki

Wikipedia


Wiki tools

Wikispaces
  • My wikispace
  • This is a free site with unlimited pages and uploads...not a bad deal!
Writely
  • My writely page
  • Works much like a word processor
  • Also has the ability to upload documents and create multiple pages
Jotspot
  • Assessment Site
  • Free for 5 users and 20 pages. Nice place for uploading documents as well.


Additional Links

Dean, I'm part of the Writely team and I want to make sure you know that you can upload documents into Writely, too, and you can also creat multiple pages/documents in Writely and create links between them. Thank you for looking at Writely as part of your assessment! Contact me if you have any questions...gianna@writely.com

I have a
Adobe Photoshop slideshow site/blog. It pretty much covers Wikis for Collaborative Writing related stuff.
Come and check it out if you get time :-)

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