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* [http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf 7 things you should know about… Wikis] (PDF)
 
* [http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf 7 things you should know about… Wikis] (PDF)
 
* [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/wiki.htm How Wikis Work]
 
* [http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/wiki.htm How Wikis Work]
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* [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/Wikis Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies/Wikis]
  
 
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====Business====
====Wiki Ideas====
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Here are a number of great ideas for using wikis in a business environment.
Here are wiki ideas in case you are stuck.
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* [http://mashable.com/2009/07/01/wikis-business-projects/ HOW TO: Use Wikis for Business Projects]
* [http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis Examples of educational wikis]
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* [http://blogs.asaecenter.org/Acronym/2007/11/ways_for_associations_to_utili.html Ways for Associations to Utilize Wikis]
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* [http://www.mindflash.com/blog/2012/04/how-to-make-wikis-part-of-your-training-program/ How to Make Wikis Part of Your Training Program]
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* [http://www.continuitycentral.com/feature0885.html Using Wikis for Business Continuity Training]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/BrandeisAcServ/regional-wiki-ppt-online NACADA Region 1: The Dustless Training Manual: Using Wikis to Get Everyone on the Same Page]
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* [http://www.informationweek.com/news/167600331 How To Use Wikis For Business]
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* [http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/11/smbusiness/wiki_software.fsb/index.htm Boosting teamwork with wikis]
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* [http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wiki_business.php Wikis Are Now Serious Business]
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* [http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/5-uses-for-a-wiki-at-work.html 5 Uses for a Wiki at Work]
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* [http://www.elevatorview.com/2008/01/08/7-effective-wiki-uses-and-the-companies-that-benefit-from-them/ 7 effective wiki uses and the companies that benefit from them]
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* [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/web-strategy/why-you-should-set-up-a-company-wiki/article547626/ Why you should set up a company wiki]
  
 
====Education====
 
====Education====
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* [http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2009/07/using-school-wiki-to-increase.html 8 Ways To Use A School Wiki to Increase Communication, Collaboration, and Enrich Instruction]
 
* [http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2009/07/using-school-wiki-to-increase.html 8 Ways To Use A School Wiki to Increase Communication, Collaboration, and Enrich Instruction]
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series/wikis.html Wiki Uses and Applications (Indiana University)] (Video)
 
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series/wikis.html Wiki Uses and Applications (Indiana University)] (Video)
 
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series/wikis.html Wiki Uses and Applications Resources (Indiana University)]
====Info Pages====
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* [http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/How+we+use+wikis+in+class How we use wikis in class]
Here is information for creating infoboxes for MediaWiki.
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* [http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/50-ways-to-use-wikis-for-a-more-collaborative-and-interactive-classroom/ 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90cXhmnz50 How to create and use infoboxes on a wiki]
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* [http://eduscapes.com/sessions/readwritewiki/ Reading, Writing, and Wikis]
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* [https://docs.google.com/a/capwyhq.org/present/edit?hl=en_GB&id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfMTY0aGo0dHc2Z2Y&pli=1 18 Interesting Ways* to Use a Wiki in the Classroom]
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* [http://www.techlearning.com/article/eight-ways-to-use-school-wikis/46216 Eight Ways To Use School Wikis]
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* [http://edudemic.com/2011/12/open-wikis/ 30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About]
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* [http://www.udel.edu/sakai/training/printable/wiki/Wikis_in_Higher_Education_UD.pdf Wikis in Higher Education (University of Deleware)] (PDF)
  
 
====Library Wikis====
 
====Library Wikis====
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia:Cheatsheet]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Wikipedia:Cheatsheet]
 
* [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Welcome2WP_English_Flap_081810.pdf Wikimarkup quick reference]
 
* [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Welcome2WP_English_Flap_081810.pdf Wikimarkup quick reference]
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* [http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/how-to-use-category-and-rename-a-category-in-mediawiki-547 How to Use Category and Rename a Category in MediaWiki]
  
 
====Miscellaneous Wiki Tips====
 
====Miscellaneous Wiki Tips====
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
 
These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.
* [http://en.wiki.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/comment-etiquette/ Are you well-versed in comment etiquette?]
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* [http://excel2wiki.net/index.php Copy & Paste Excel-to-Wiki Converter]
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* [http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Making_a_successful_wiki Help:Making a successful wiki]
  
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====Non-profits====
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Here are articles explaining how non-profits are using wikis.
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* [http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webbuilding/archives/page9341.cfm Nonprofits Share Their Wiki Success Stories]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/JulieSpriggs/wikis-for-nonprofits-presentation Wikis For Nonprofits]
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* [http://blog.wikispaces.com/2009/12/how-non-profits-are-using-wikis.html How Non-Profits Are Using Wikis]
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* [http://nptechbestpractices.pbworks.com/w/page/5845913/Wikis Web 2.0 in Nonprofits - Wikis]
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* [http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2007/05/31/wikis-for-online-collaboration-for-non_2D00_profits How non-profits can use wikis to build communities at minimal cost]
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* [http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2007/02/08/learn-how-wikis-are-successfully-applied-in-the-non-profit-industry Learn how wikis are successfully applied in the nonprofit sector]
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* [http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webbuilding/page5511.cfm Exploring the World of Wikis]
  
====Professional Development====
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====Learning====
 
Here are some articles to put purpose behind your wikis.
 
Here are some articles to put purpose behind your wikis.
* [http://www.thechangewiki.com/personal-development-tool/ 7 Reasons a wiki Is a Phenomenal Personal Development Tool]
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* [http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb09/vol66/num05/Learning-with-Blogs-and-Wikis.aspx Learning with Blogs and Wikis]
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* [http://www.editlib.org/f/27677 Wiki as a Professional Development Tool]
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* [http://vickysaumell.blogspot.com/2011/07/using-wikis-for-in-service-professional.html Using Wikis for In-service Professional Development and as a Resources Bank]
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* [http://www.slideshare.net/tundeva/using-wikis-to-promote Using wikis to promote the personal and professional development of undergraduate medical students: a report for the CETL in Developing Professionalism]
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* [http://swo-btlines.com/wikis-informal-learning-and-a-personal-journey/ Wikis and Informal Learning]
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* [http://www.knowledgejump.com/learning/strategy.html Strategies for Creating Informal Learning Environments]
  
 
====Tips for a Successful wiki====
 
====Tips for a Successful wiki====
 
Here are ideas for improving your wikis.
 
Here are ideas for improving your wikis.
* [http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/01/5-tips-for-beginning-wikigers.html 5 Tips for Beginning wikigers]
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* [http://www.elevatorview.com/2008/01/21/top-10-organizational-wiki-tips-and-how-to-use-them/ Top 10 Organizational Wiki Tips (and how to use them)]
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====Wiki Ideas====
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Here are wiki ideas in case you are stuck.
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* [http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis Examples of educational wikis]
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* [http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/considerations-for-your-wiki-projects/ Considerations for Your Wiki Projects]
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* [http://deangroom.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/how-to-play-wiki-tag/ How to play wiki-tag!]
  
 
====Wikipedia====
 
====Wikipedia====
 
Here are instructions for adding to Wikipedia.
 
Here are instructions for adding to Wikipedia.
 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Your_first_article Wikipedia:Your first article]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources Wikipedia:Citing sources]
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* [http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000941 Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia]
  
 
===MediaWiki Video Tutorials===
 
===MediaWiki Video Tutorials===
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYqGjX3N7bk Creating and using project pages on a wiki]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYqGjX3N7bk Creating and using project pages on a wiki]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3rTf7HzTc Stopping vandalism on a wiki]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3rTf7HzTc Stopping vandalism on a wiki]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90cXhmnz50 How to create and use infoboxes on a wiki]
  
 
===Wikipedia Video Tutorials===
 
===Wikipedia Video Tutorials===
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==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 16:00, 27 June 2012

Wikis

Release status: new

Description A Wiki is a Web-based site where one or more individuals can build knowledge on a topic.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 18 June, 2011


Contents

[edit] Description

A Wiki is a Web-based site where one or more individuals can build knowledge on a topic.

Through topical association, individuals can add and arrange content, the wiki Website then catalogs the information for easy retrieval. To better understand a Wiki, you must visit wikis. Here are some of the more popular Wiki sites:

Wikis require little programming knowledge. They are simple to use and maintain. With easy text formatting and docs linking tools, individuals can create content (articles, manuals and other documents) independently of each other. Wikis are collaborative workspaces.

Wikis can be create for any discipline, project, or program. They can be created for businesses, education, religion, non-profits, or just for the fun of it.

[edit] Essential Requirements

Wikis will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.

[edit] Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

[edit] Software

Access to wikis is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

[edit] Common Wiki Applications

Here are common Wiki Websites:

Here is a comparison of wiki software.

Since the University of Wyoming Extension uses MediaWiki, any reference to a specific Wiki product will be mainly focused on this software application.

[edit] Learning resources information

[edit] Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.

[edit] Key Web links

[edit] Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand wikis and their capabilities.

[edit] Business

Here are a number of great ideas for using wikis in a business environment.

[edit] Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using wikis in a education environment.

[edit] Library Wikis

Here are examples of wikis used to support libraries.

[edit] MediaWiki

Here is information for using MediaWiki.

[edit] Miscellaneous Wiki Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.

[edit] Non-profits

Here are articles explaining how non-profits are using wikis.

[edit] Learning

Here are some articles to put purpose behind your wikis.

[edit] Tips for a Successful wiki

Here are ideas for improving your wikis.

[edit] Wiki Ideas

Here are wiki ideas in case you are stuck.

[edit] Wikipedia

Here are instructions for adding to Wikipedia.

[edit] MediaWiki Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you use Mediawiki.

[edit] Wikipedia Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you contribute to Wikipedia. Wikipedia uses MediaWiki as the software application, therefore, the video tutorials above apply.

[edit] References