----->A wiki is a Web page that can be viewed and modified by anybody with a Web browser and access to the Internet. This means that any visitor to the wiki can change its content if they desire. While the potential for mischief exists, wikis can be surprisingly robust, open-ended, collaborative group sites.
----->Wikis permit asynchronous communication and group collaboration across the Internet. Variously described as a composition system, a discussion medium, a repository, a mail system, and a tool for collaboration, wikis provide users with both author and editor privileges; the overall organization of contributions can be edited as well as the content itself. Wikis are able to incorporate sounds, movies, and pictures; they may prove to be a simple tool to create multimedia presentations and simple digital stories.

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(Excerpt of article from Educause Learning Initiative. Read the entire article HERE.)

Why use them in an educational setting? Read one or more of the following articles, and be prepared to discuss what you found:

Educational Wikis
Educational Use of Wikis and Blogs
Teaching and Learning Online with Wikis

*Thanks to Jennifer Dorman for sharing her Wiki resources.

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