Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of the Read-Write Web
December 2008, Jossey-Bass
About the Authors.
ONE: Getting Ready to Wiki.
Opportunities for Online Learning.
What Is a Wiki?
Types of Wikis.
Choosing the Right Wiki.
Features of Wikis.
Setting Up the Wiki.
TWO: Designing Wiki Projects for Collaborative Learning.
Teaching and Learning Through Wikis.
Laying the Foundation—Preparing Students for Wiki Work.
Building the Framework—Designing the Wiki Project.
Monitoring Construction—Managing the Wiki Process.
THREE: Wiki Projects for Knowledge Construction.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Error Finding and Correcting.
Historical Time Line.
FOUR: Wiki Projects for Critical Thinking.
“What If . . . ?” Scenarios.
Collaborative Research Papers.
Evaluation or Research Study.
Nominal Group Technique.
Structured Online Critiques.
FIVE: Wiki Projects for Contextual Application.
Virtual Science Lab.
Field Research Project.
Media Design Project.
Service Learning Project.
SIX: Wikis Today and Tomorrow.
The Value of Collaborative Writing.
Integrating Wikis with Other Technologies.
What the Future Holds.
An Invitation to Collaborate.
Wikis for Educators.
Margaret L. West is the IT systems manager for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research at Western Illinois University. Her twenty-five-year career has included work in higher education, K–12, and the private sector.