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?
The need to better sort and aggregate a raft of free writing between me and a collaborator (Ted over in Singapore) led us to try wikis. This is after collating 19 pages in a word file of emails back and forth.
On the surface, I see the big advantage being the ability for each wikipage to be a persistent text that can be more easily edited and modified than email threads. The hyperlinking also seems like a nice feature.
As I have been fretting over how many different areas of research and schoalrly literature I draw on, and finding myself stymied by the lurking sense that I know less than I have forgotten or let go rusty, I thought it might be an effective way to organize my own core knowledge for use in classes and research writing. I had been day dreaming about my own private encyclopedia. Maybe a wiki would function similarly.
Wikispaces, which we used because OSWC had used it, has blog integration (cool).
I wonder if select pages can be made public?
Mine is private for now, but maybe I will go public if it seems valuable or worthwhile (and not crap).
For a title, I played with networks-movements- organizations. So its called netmoveorg for now. Lame probably, but oh well.
Peer-Reviewed Journals – SaLamanderWiki
Aha! A list of peer-reviewed journals. That is nice to see since I am trying to publish an article about SL. I wonder about SSRN? Something else I ave been meaning to check out.
First Monday as on my radar screen. Ted, the others…?