Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Collaboration Tools - well a Wiki

With my upcoming involvement in the Collaboration Studio we need to get our heads around tools like Wikis. Rather than spin one up, we are looking at online ones that will not only be good for the course, but the students can even use the same service (if it is good) for other projects

So which (of the plethora of options) are we going to go with... Well there are plenty of sites that list the offerings like the Wiki Host page on Shambles, the Wikipedia list of wiki farms or blog type pages like THIS one. We probably would have dived in with our Google logins to Jotspot - but they still havent brought its Googleised version to life for us...

The ones I am looking at closest are:
Wetpaint
Wikidot
OpenTeams
ClearWiki
WikiSpaces

Tools like WikiMatrix are very helpful here - the site compares chosen Wikis across a nice range of details. Though ones dependency on other sources having their data correct is very high.

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