"A wiki is a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages, using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor, within the browser. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, for personal note taking, in corporate intranets, and in knowledge management systems."
"Most wikis serve a specific purpose, and off topic material is promptly removed by the user community. Such is the case of the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia."
"Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work." "Wiki" is a Hawaiian word for "fast"."
There is a good introduction to wikis on YouTube:
Of course, Wikipedia may be the best known wiki.
We have created a free wiki on the Wikispaces.com website at:
Your "assignment" for the Sloan-C online workshop is to edit this wiki: add your thoughts about the Web 2.0 applications we are examining in the workshop - discuss the technologies and the pedagogical approaches. As with any wiki, feel free to edit what anyone else has contributed to the wiki.