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Wikis of locality

Mark Gaved, Tom Heath, Marc Eisenstadt
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 international symposium on Wikis - WikiSym '06  
We draw on our experience as administrators of the Open Guide to Milton Keynes, one of the Open Guides family of community developed local information guides built using wiki software, and present observations  ...  of the potential value and unique characteristics of wikis of locality from a practitioner's perspective.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Our thanks to Open Guides developers and administrators for their time and cooperation responding to the survey and additional support and insights.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1149453.1149475 dblp:conf/wikis/GavedHE06 fatcat:kv542unb4ncitplnplm2rxmmka

Viable wikis

Camille Roth
2007 Proceedings of the 2007 international symposium on Wikis - WikiSym '07  
of the topic of the wiki.  ...  We underline the intertwining of population and content dynamics and emphasize the existence of different periods of development of a wiki-based community, from bootstrapping by founders with a pre-established  ...  We thus focus on communities emanating from the wiki platform, even if boundaries become relatively fuzzy when non-wiki groups open a wiki and let online visitors contribute (e.g., open-source developers  ... 
doi:10.1145/1296951.1296964 dblp:conf/wikis/Roth07 fatcat:fteafzznqfc5xf4qqyxrnekqxq

Wikis as a knowledge management tool

Tay Pei Lyn Grace
2009 Journal of Knowledge Management  
A preliminary framework to represent the implementation flow of a wiki is also presented and may serve as a guide for organizations considering the use of wikis as a knowledge management tool.  ...  One significant and tangible benefit from the use of wikis is its ability to save time and therefore, money.  ...  Wikis evolved from an open source and Usenet philosophies and community tenets and is the most current iteration of user-driven tools, resources and power.  ... 
doi:10.1108/13673270910971833 fatcat:57ombjtc2baglebfkgli2mwgye

A study of ontology convergence in a semantic Wiki

Chrysovalanto Kousetti, David E. Millard, Yvonne Howard
2008 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wikis - WikiSym '08  
Wiki, but that they have limited impact on the reuse of elements from the evolving ontology.  ...  In this paper we look to define and analyse the Semantic Wiki method, in order to explore the effect of different Semantic Wiki characteristics on the quality of the semantic networks authored within them  ...  The editor allows the user to either directly type in the statements or use a guided form of selecting from the existing ontology.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1822258.1822281 dblp:conf/wikis/KousettiMH08 fatcat:sogpl5intvguzcqlpngxkrxi24

Pedagogical significance of wikis: towards gaining effective learning outcomes

Chandana Rathnasiri Hewege, Liyanage Chamila Roshani Perera, Associate
2013 Journal of International Education in Business  
These findings are useful in guiding the future use of wikis in higher education and extending the existing theoretical frameworks of wiki pedagogies.  ...  An analysis of the student-generated wikis, the reflections of the students, as well as in-depth interviews with the teaching panel of the course informed the findings of the study.  ...  ) accept the openness and fluidity of wiki content by giving up ownership of individual pages.  ... 
doi:10.1108/18363261311314953 fatcat:qsvrv5xuwrhg3n7gmo4ogosojm

Webtool for the Analysis and Visualization of the Evolution of Wiki Online Communities

Abel Serrano, Javier Arroyo, Samer Hassan
2018 European Conference on Information Systems  
This work presents two case studies: the analysis of growth curves in similar wikis, and the different evolution of coordination and communication in wiki projects.  ...  In this paper, we describe WikiChron, a new web-tool for the analysis and visualization of the evolution of wiki online communities.  ...  of Economy (grant id.: TIN-2014-57028-R).  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/SerranoA018 fatcat:wgkw2xjme5djfma2qs4pw4254y

Co-development of a Wiki for Tracking the Environmental Footprint of Small Business Activities

Helen Hasan, Corina Ionescu
2017 Informing Science  
Theoretically it provides new insights into the linear view of design science in resource poor, collaborative projects.  ...  The research takes an information systems view of the project, relying on the holistic notion of activity from activity theory and taking a design science approach to the study.  ...  One of the local IT consultants advocated the use of MediaWiki ( the open-source engine of Wikipedia.  ... 
doi:10.28945/3874 fatcat:ati3qxl7zngevfzbjnp47dckru

Creating/Developing/Using a Wiki Study Guide

Blanche W. O'Bannon, Virginia G. Britt
2011 Journal of Research on Technology in Education  
The collaborative nature of wikis promotes a synergy that comes from the contributions of many members rather than only one. •• Wikis allow open editing.  ...  Wiki Study Guides 3. Mrs. Graham, the French teacher at the local high school, wants to promote her annual summer trip to France at the school website.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15391523.2012.10782592 fatcat:3cldiodblrdfhifsxcbffn2tqu

An Investigation of the Use of Wikis in English Language Learning

Bin Zou, Catherine Hua Xiang, Stephen Jeaco
2012 Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics  
This paper presents a study exploring the efficacy of Wikis in an online language exchange program involving a purposeful sample of university students from China and the UK.  ...  of collaborative learning on Wikis.  ...  , secretary general of the Localization Service Committee of the Translators Association of China, Zhang Zheng, professor and Ph.  ... 
doi:10.1515/cjal-2012-0008 fatcat:ysvna66wbze5pad7jr2ccqxpsy

Is wiki an effective platform for group course work?

Irina Elgort, Alastair G Smith, Janet Toland
2008 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
The results highlight the fact that student attitudes to group work, in general, are mixed, and that the use of wikis </span>per se<span> is not enough to improve these attitudes.  ...  <span>This study reports on students' and lecturers' perceptions of using wikis as a platform for conducting assessed group projects in two postgraduate Master's level university courses.  ...  The lecturer's view From the lecturer's point of view, the use of wikis for the resource guide task helped students in achieving the course objectives, and there was little discernable difference between  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.1222 fatcat:cx3l5bksr5gtrezp3rgajruwfi

Comparison of middle school, high school and community college students' Wiki activity in Globaloria-West Virginia

Rebecca Reynolds, Idit Harel Caperton
2009 Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration - WikiSym '09  
project of the World Wide Workshop Foundation.  ...  Digital literacy and media literacy advocates and practitioners have long emphasized the importance of media production experiences in building learners' awareness of media influences, modes of production  ...  While students report significant time on the project in Semester Two, Wiki data indicates that from October through January (4 months), the full class of CMMC students made 844 Wiki edits, whereas from  ... 
doi:10.1145/1641309.1641350 dblp:conf/wikis/ReynoldsC09 fatcat:cbdjcgfvwjdx5dic74ljy6degi

Using Wikis with Teacher Candidates

Donna Glenn Wake, Virginia B. Modla
2012 Journal of Research on Technology in Education  
Results indicate that the use of wikis effectively promoted collaboration, critical thinking, understanding of learners' development and diversity, and understanding of literacy-based pedagogical strategies  ...  The wikis were designed to support candidates' critical thinking while promoting collaboration.  ...  and grown from the collaborative nature of the wiki project.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15391523.2012.10782589 fatcat:aib3wrhkwfehpcraeduxg7rvrm

Learning through collaboration: video game wikis

Matthew Barr
2014 International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments  
Abstract The wiki, wherein community-spirited players meticulously document their gaming experiences for the benefit of others, from simple guides to complex theories and strategies, has become the de  ...  Drawing on a series of interviews with gaming wiki contributors and users, the practices of those engaged in using gaming wikis are discussed, together with an account of the research methods used.  ...  This article is a revised and expanded version of a presentation entitled 'Video game wikis and collaborative learning' given at the Social Media Knowledge Exchange Conference, 2 July 2013, University  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijsmile.2014.063385 fatcat:y36cqoowsvhrpmmftpqnaswmxu

Radical transparency: Open access as a key concept in wiki pedagogy

Rolf K. Baltzersen
2010 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
<span>Educators have just started to use wikis and most of the educational research to date has focused primarily on the use of local wikis with access limitations.  ...  The purpose of this article is to argue that we need to extend our understanding of transparency as a pedagogical concept if we want to use these open, global wiki communities in an educational setting  ...  Wiki environments such as Wikibooks and Wikipedia differ from local wikis because of the global transparency and openness.  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.1043 fatcat:q37eyode4zbsvozy6v7po2noqy

The Impact of Wikis & Videos Integration Through Cooperative Writing Tasks Processes

Lubin Fernando Franco-Camargo, Gonzalo Camacho-Vásquez
2018 English Language Teaching  
Observation and instruments Implementation stages determined the positive impact of the integration of Wikis in EFL classrooms and how cooperative writing processes eased and helped the students improve  ...  The strategies implemented had to do mainly with the integration of Wiki websites as a pedagogical instrument to improve writing skills through pre-writing eye-catching elements such as videos implementation  ...  The implementation of instructional units opened a light to determine the state and the needs that the students required to improve their learning skills from the beginning to the end of the process.  ... 
doi:10.5539/elt.v11n5p116 fatcat:4fmageykf5fsllprwcitbm6wpa
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