July 16, 2007
Wikis for micro collaborations
Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions about promoting wikis for very small-scale collaborations and projects?
My six-person book club just started a wiki to help us keep track of what we've read, schedule dates for future meetings, suggest what to read next, and share links to all the articles, websites, and YouTube videos that come up during our discussions. It is turning out to be a perfect tool for the kind of sharing and planning we want to do, and everyone really likes it, even the non-techies and non-librarians. It has gotten me thinking about the capabilities of wikis beyond the wisdom-of-crowds, millions-of-anonymous-Wikepedia-editors framework.
It also makes me wonder if the library might want to promote wikis for much smaller projects and collaborations. Maybe in addition to MBlog we could try to create something like MWiki, which would be separate from CTools, and would allow people to set up small, password-protected wikis for group projects, faculty collaborations, student organizations, or whatever. There are already some good platforms out there - my book club is using PB wiki - but there are good blog platforms, too, and we created MBlog anyway.
Posted by makleinm at July 16, 2007 01:20 PM