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Wikis: Practical Collaborative Project Tools

Posted on | February 20, 2011 | No Comments

Wikis: Practical Collaborative Project Tools

Learning About Wikis

Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in 21st Century classrooms and work environments. According to Black (2009), collaborative teaching strategies “…are empowering because they take an additive rather than a subtractive approach to resources that [students] bring to the classroom. They also support collaborative creation of classroom knowledge…” (Black, 2009, p. 694).

The same can be said of organizations and project management; “Wikis” lend themselves well to a collaborative work approach. “Wiki” is a popular moniker borrowed from the Hawaiian language meaning “quick” and describing a web 2.0 tool with features allowing information and content


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