A wiki is a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users. Wikipedia is the best-known and used example, but wikis can be created for individual classes and even individual student projects. A wiki can be a powerful means of teaching writing, editing, and collaboration. (Indeed, we include an example of wiki-storming as a means of teaching critical digital literacy, social justice , and activism, here).
Professor Chris Werry (Rhetoric and Writing Studies) uses wikis to teach first and second-year writing. He shares his resources for using wikis as a pedagogical tool with us here.
- How to Use a Wiki (by Chris Werry), created for RWS 100