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What is a wiki? (Jason’s answer: “A digital notebook” )
Most wikis work the same. They make it easy for everyone to change what appears on a webpage with a click of a button. It’s as easy as erasing a word and rewriting it. Wikis used in education to manage collaboration on group projects or the development of collective course notes.
Anatomy of a Wiki
Article – the main page describing the concept. The title of page is in the URL.
Discussion – allows users to have a conversation “on the back of the Article page”
History – displays all previous versions of a page, allowing users to
Watch – lets users save and monitor specific pages of interest
Recent Changes – an overview of all activity on the site
Markup language or WYSIWYG editor – the means by which content is added and formatted
”’What makes a wiki different from other types of websites?”’
Traditional websites use “folder within folder” design – Navigation often matches file
A blog displays “post” in reverse chronological order, but can be grouped by categories or tags
wikis are “flat”. There is no inherent structure, each page is a 2nd level page, hub & spoke design.
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