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wi·ki

 (wĭk′ē)
n. pl. wi·kis
A collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.

[Originally an abbreviation of WikiWikiWeb, software developed by American computer programmer Howard G. Cunningham (born 1949) : Hawaiian wikiwiki, quick (akin to Tahitian viti, vitiviti, deft, from Proto-Eastern-Polynesian *witi) + web.]

wiki

(ˈwɪkɪ)
n
(Communications & Information)
a. a web application that allows anyone visiting a website to edit content on it
b. (as modifier): wiki technology.
[C20: from Hawaiian wiki-wiki quick, coined by Ward Cunningham (born 1949), US computer programmer who invented the concept]
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The authors explain the idea behind the collaborative nature of wikis and how it can be used to great effect with modern education theory.
Chapters cover the theoretical background of participative technologies, the archetypal properties of wikis for collaboration, and the concept of higher-order learning in the form of knowledge building and learning, and examples of different uses of wikis around the world, including how wikis can help structure and enhance collaboration in project-based learning settings with over 100 participants; how they can be used in German, history, and science education; issues of evaluation and assessment of learning; and what the added value is when a whole school uses the same wiki.
The activity on the Wikis was monitored by counting the numbers of edits, and both the control and intervention group Wikis were active having a similar number of edits.
Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of wikis as a computer-supported collaborative (CSCL) environment.
LIS Online Forums: wikis, discussion boards, and other online forums for LIS students and practitioners, including Hack Library School and Librarian.
Where do Wikis--the official ones, like Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, and all their Wiki brothers and sisters--come from?
Used initially by individuals, podcasts and wikis have become tools increasingly used by organizations as important part of knowledge management as well as for dissemination.
One of several free assets offered to Anaren customers under its AIR Support for ZigBee solution, Anaren's new wiki is both rich with information and ever expanding, since it allows user contributions typical of such wikis.
The functions and uses of wikis have been discussed to some extent, and many articles have focused on the use of wikis to foster collaborative writing (Gibbons, 2010; Tharp, 2010) and online collaboration.
To empirically examine the impact of wikis on learning, this article explores students' collaborative writing activities performed on MediaWiki.
Washington, August 9 ( ANI ): Corporate wikis can work if they fit the corporation's culture and provide for the needs and interests of their users and editors, according to two University of Alberta researchers.
As the very able author, Lauren Pressley, states in her foreword, "Wikis for Libraries is a comprehensive guide to harnessing the power of the wiki as a collaboration tool, content management solution, and reference resource" (p.