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What is a wiki?


What is a wiki?

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This presentation begins with a short video overview of wikis and a look at Wikipedia, the best known wiki. Next we define wikis and the way they differ from regular Web sites. We mention five operations that are common to all wikis, and focus on the most important one, editing a page. We note that the goal of every edit is to improve the wiki. We see that a wiki is a client-server application, and conclude with a look at motivation for the invention of the wiki.
Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: July 22, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 22, 2011
Submitter: Larry Press
Keywords: wiki examples and definition, operations, client-server applications, wiki motivation and history, the wiki motto


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Language: English
Material Version: 1
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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