This page contains details of the UKOLN workshop on
Exploiting The Potential Of Wikis
held at Austin Court, Birmingham on
Friday 3rd November 2006.
Exploiting The Potential Of Wikis.
Wikis are one of a range of technologies collectively often referred to as "Web 2.0"
which are the focus of much interest within the higher education community.
Wikis, which can be defined as collaborative Web based authoring tools,
reflect the original vision of the Web which breaks down traditional barriers
between readers and authors of Web resources.
Wikis would appear to be of particular relevance within the higher education
sector, as they have the potential to make it much easier for students, researchers
and support staff to create and annotate resources. However concerns have been
raised over potential misuse of Wikis. There are also many issues to be addressed
concerning how Wikis can be used; how they relate to other technologies such as Blogs;
the sustainability and support of Wikis and the approaches which should be
taken to the evaluation and deployment of Wikis, including issues such as
whether to provide a single institutional Wiki or multiple Wikis to support multiple
purposes and the benefits and dangers of using externally externally-hosted Wiki services.
The issues will be addressed in this workshop.
At the end of the workshop delegates should:
This workshop will be held at Austin Court, Birmingham
on Friday 3rd November 2006.
Please note that although the scheduled closing date for bookings
was Friday 20th October 2006 due to the high levels of demand, bookings
closed on Saturday 7th October 2006.
The workshop fee, which includes workshop materials, lunch and coffee and access
to the WiFi network, is £75.
The workshop was organised by UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in
digital information management based at the University of Bath. The workshop
co-chairs are Brian Kelly (UKOLN) and
Steven Warburton (Kings College London).
Natasha Bishop (UKOLN) is resposible for the workshop
organisation and administration.
The recommended tag for the workshop is 'ukoln-wiki-workshop-2006'.
We suggest this tag is used in social bookmarking services (such as
del.icio.us), photographic sharing services
(such as Flickr), Blogs, etc.
Follow up information, including links to key resources,
and details of the workshop evaluation
is now available.
Maintained by Brian Kelly,
Last updated on 10-Dec-2006
Email comments to B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk