Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wikis at other Universitiies

Sarah Peterson found a great site that shows what universities are using wikis at the moment. Notable entries include Duke, Case Western, and the University of Florida. All three of these places use MediaWiki software, it appears, the same software that runs the Wikipedia. These are exemplary wikis because they seem to be for entire universities, and thus each department should be able to use them as they choose.

We weren't really able to find any English Department's out there that already have active wikis, although there was a wiki for UC Davis's English department that was done by people outside the department. This last shows the importance of being able to control who can edit some pages of your wiki. And Wayne indicates that this control shouldn't be hard to set up.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

What do you guys think about these sites and how can we use them as models for what we want to do with a wiki?

11:22 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

I like the look of the Case wiki especially. That last one (now that I'm on the comments page I can't remember the school) was a nightmare on several levels, one of which was interface. IMO.
I wonder, does there seem to be a use for some of the more broad social/community aspects that are on some of these (food, neighborhoods, art) in an Eng. dept. wiki? We are probably more interested is guidelines and tips for navigating the specificity of Emory Eng. and to some extent GSAS, right?

12:28 PM  

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