Write this email to Bryan Alexander over at NITLE to see if his input could help me make a quick dicision about “to wiki or not to wiki?”
I am thinking of trying to use a wiki for two projects.
1) Organize the ever more cluttered and bushy set of resources i would like to draw on in my teaching. I have been a pack rat for awhile with both print and electronic resources. When it comes time to dip into this pool to build syllabi, I tend to ignore it as it is hard to access. I was imagining that a wiki could help me combine tags or a folksonomy with links and some brief commentary.
2) As a collaborative tool in a class I am about to teach on organization theory. The plan is to have students and myself educate ourselves on the financial crisis and work together to find out “what went on.” I though a wiki could be used to build knowledge and resources.
My university has Blackboard and there is a wiki tool there.
I was wondering if you have any thoughts about wiki tools or platforms. Is there one good one for academics? Is there an “industry leader” out there?