I am impresseed that wikispaces are providing wikis for educators that are free from advertising (pbwiki is one that I use already but the upgraded version is $5 per month).
Adam talked about the future development of wikispaces and the need to integrate multimedia and to make the publishing system/interface realtively easy to use to attract the 'less technical' more visual participants.
Vicki talked about her class wiki and outlined five uses of wikis:
- Summarise and synthesie the information from a lesson
- Collaboration of notes e.g. when studying for an exam
- Introducing concepts and exploring projects
- Sharing information with other community members
- Individual assessment projects
I would like to mention Will Richardson's Weblogg-ed Presentation wiki as an excellent example of using a wiki to collect resources for sharing. I do not have an extensive list of other best practice wikis yet. I have started my own wikispaces wiki and will share this with you a little later as it is very raw. In contrast to pbwiki I cannot see how to subscribe to the wikispaces website. The ability to use RSS and keep track of new postings and updates on a class wiki is an essential feature I use. Is this available on wikispaces?
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Yes, it is available. There is a notify me tab at the top of the page that allows you to subscribe to the page or to the discussion feed. It will also allow you to subscribe over e-mail.
The feature to subscribe to the entire wiki is available under Manage Space.
You are right, RSS monitoring is ESSENTIAL! Thank you for the meaningful post.
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