The CS1105 wiki adventure begins

I'm in LT 15 attending Elizabeth Koh's introduction to wikis (and Wiki.nus) for the CS1105 wiki project. Going to live-blog the lecture. Here goes!

  • Wikis in Plain English video
    (no one's in the LT has watched it before!)
  • New way of collaboration - co-authorship
  • Editable website enabling many users to co-create a website
  • Examples
    • the famous one: Wikipedia
    • University of Leeds examples (get the links)
  • Pros
    • quick
    • flexible
    • facilitate process and form the outcome
    • convenient
  • Cons
    • info overload
    • plagiarism if citations not given
    • the fear of editing
    • wikis tend not to be too aesthetically pleasing
  • Wiki.nus
    • Logging in
    • Updates shown on the right
    • Spaces - a wiki, in Confluence context
    • Global vs Personal Spaces

  • Basic Features
    • create a space
    • add/edit pages
    • links - external and within the wiki
    • commenting - threaded
    • revision history
  • Other Features
    • permissions - group editing access only
    • news - basic blog functionality
    • favourite vs watch - star to favourite, watch to get changes sent by email
    • labels - tagging
    • personal profile
  • The Project
  • 4-5 member teams
  • Goals
    • enable students to gain knowledge about ICT issues in society
    • learn to use a wiki
    • create something of use to other students who want to learn about ICT issues in society
    • coverage
    • correctness
    • connectivity (links within and without)
    • language - clarity, coherence, neutrality,
    • attainment of obective
    • collaboration and integration
    • organization and visual appeal
  • Admin
  • Each team  - one global space
  • Name CS1105_xyz
  • Set proper permissions for the team
  • Tips!
    • familiarize yourself with the wiki's function
    • look at other wikis in Wiki.nus
    • make use of the online space
    • create new pages
    • use the comments (shows collaboration)
  • Draft pages, no need for all-in-one revisions
    • wiki is work-in-progress
    • use point form, add ideas
    • add content bit-by-bit
  • Contribute individually, not by representation
  • when editing pages, sign off with your name (already done as users have to log in)
  • check wiki regularly (through watch or RSS feeds
  • Organize text - sections, pages
  • Editing etiquette
  • dare not delete my friend's work
    • for greater good
    • explain why deletion was made
  • my work was deleted!!
    • for greater good
    • ask for clarification
  • Strategy scenarios

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