Create a knowledge base about sneakers…

A wiki is a website where anyone can be allowed to easily contribute or modify content using a WYSIWYG editor or a simplified markup language. Most wikis are created collaboratively, and pages are automatically archived to allow for easy return to a prior state.

Wikipedia is the best-known example of a wiki.

A professor can use a wiki as a course website. Students can use one to create a portfolio or annotate a text. Project groups can work together to create a knowledge base.

Here are some examples:

Wikipedia is a wiki built on the open-source program MediaWiki. There has been a great deal of debate over the wisdom of allowing students to use Wikipedia when conducting research. Students can evaluate the accuracy of an existing Wikipedia article or create a new one.

Also recommended

  • Wikispaces – provides free individual wikis for college courses.

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Flickr photo “Sneaks2Buy” by Matt O’Hara