Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Wikis

Wikis allow students to contribute and modify one or more pages of site related materials, providing a means of sharing and collaboration. Students can create and edit pages quickly, while tracking changes and additions, allowing for effective collaboration between multiple writers. You can create one or more wikis for all participants to contribute to and wikis for specific groups to use to collaborate.

All students can use the wikis tool to record information and serve as a repository for subject information and knowledge.

Benefits of using wikis

Wikis can help students build a shared repository of knowledge. With dedicated use, you can use wikis for the following educational purposes:

  • Provide an easy to use environment for communication;
  • Promote collaboration rather than competition;
  • Foster a social and interactive approach to learning;
  • Build partnerships where you can benefit from the strengths of others;
  • Increase network building, trust, and negotiation skills;
  • Provide support and prompt feedback;
  • Provide a one-stop area where information is searched, updated, and accessed easily and quickly;
  • Increase and enhance the possibility of creativity, spontaneity, and innovation through the application of reflective thinking.