Wikis!


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What's a wiki and why should you be interested?




  • Wikipedia is the best known example of a wiki - it has quickly become the biggest and most used free encyclopedia in the world.

How do wikis work in practice?


Take a look at the fascinating process here as illustrated by the changes to Wikipedia's 'Heavy Metal Um-laut' article
http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/umlaut.html

An example EFL wiki project:



  • Barcelona Summer 06 - This summer school project wiki was started in 2006 and has been added to ever since by subsequent summer school students. The students were asked to write articles about subjects that they were interested in
  • A project with secondary school students (upper-intermediate level) at the Franco-Brazilian school.

More examples here: http://wikisinefl.wikispaces.com/Wikis+in+EFL
More about wikis here: http://wikisinefl.wikispaces.com/