What Can Wikis Offer?

About This Workshop Session

Brian Kelly facilitated a workshop session on What Can Wikis Offer? at AoC Nilta's Conference 2007 held on 20th March 2007 at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds.


What are Wikis and what can the offer the educational sector? Wikis can be described as simple Web-based collaborative authoring environments. This may sound great, but concerns have been expressed over potential misuse of Wikis: won't for examplre, providing open access simply result in pages being vandalised?

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear about how Wikis are being used in education, to gain a better understanding of the potential benefits they provide and ways of minimising posible risks.

Although it will not be possible to provide hands-on use of Wikis during the workshop, participants will be invited to make use of a Wiki prior to the conference in order to be better informed during the workshop session. In addition a Wiki will be available afterwards to provide feedback and comments.

Workshop Wiki

A Wiki was set up to support the workshop session. Participants at the workshop are encouraged to make use of the Wiki in advance of the coneference. In addition the Wiki will be available after the workshop, to enable participants to provide their feedback.



What Can Wikis Offer?
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Biographical Details

Brian Kelly's job title is "UK Web Focus". His remit is to support the higher and further education and cultural heritage communities in making effective use of Web technologies. His post is funded by the JISC and the MLA.

Brian is an experienced Web developer having set up his first Web site in January 1993 whilst working in the Computing Service at the University of Leeds. After spending a year as a Senior Trainer for Netskills. In November 1996 Brian moved to UKOLN - a national centre of expertise in digital information management which is located at the University of Bath.

Brian's current interests include standards for Web development, Web accessibility and Web 2.0 technologies.

Brian's email address is b.kelly AT ukoln.ac.uk