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introduction to wikis

Here are downloadable PDFs of the handouts from this workshop: main handout and Wikipedia screenshots.

Links from handout

Wikipedia: Wikis and Wikipedia articles

Hannah H. Reeves: What’s a Wiki?



Available platforms include Google Sites, Wikidot, UWM Pantherfile, MediaWiki and more.

Additional resources

Baldwin, Peter and David Price. Debategraph. A “wiki debate visualization tool” and online Creative Commons project: “Our goal is to make the best arguments on all sides of any public debate freely available to all and continuously open to challenge and improvement by all.”

Boggs, Jeremy. A sequence of writing assignments in Wikipedia for a US History survey course.

Cummings, Robert E. “Are We Ready to Use Wikipedia to Teach Writing?Inside Higher Ed. March 12, 2009.

Garza, Susan Loudermilk and Tommy Hern. “Using Wikis as Collaborative Writing Tools: Something Wiki This Way Comes–Or Not!” Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Hood, Carra. “Wikipedia and Writing PedagogyComputers and Composition Online.

Kairos Praxis Wiki. A collection of articles about wikis and other digital technologies in rhetoric and composition.

School and University Projects. Secondary and higher ed teachers using Wikipedia as an assignment space.



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