About Wikis

Wikis - a definition

A wiki is a program that allows users to work together to build, organise and edit a webpage. You don’t need to be a multimedia guru to use a wiki. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. For example, the collaborative encyclopaedia Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis.

Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".

Wiki means 'fast' in Hawaiian


More about wikis
This link takes you to a great, short video on wikis and how they work. :)

Not sure how to use a wiki?

First Join Wikispaces (you'll be sent an email confirming this), then sign in, (or just sign in if you are already a member). Then click on the "Edit This Page" button, add your information and then click the "Save" button.