Wikis in Plain English

For those of you who are trying to explain exactly what a wiki is … or if you yourself are not too sure what exactly a wiki is … I just found a neat little video called “Wikis in Plain English”. Thought it was worth sharing.

Katrina Adams

Howdy folks! I’m an Instructional Designer at UT Dallas. I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Angelo State University and a Master’s in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas. I’ve been working in edtech for 11 years. Hmm… what else? I’m a *huge* fan of that little Irish band called U2, and I’m a bigtime Firefly/Serenity advocate.

3 thoughts on “Wikis in Plain English

  1. Matt Crosslin

    Oh…. wow. Funny how they make fun of email being the ‘old way’ of doing something, when they are using stop motion movie capture (pioneered in the late 1800s) for special effects. :)

    One thing they didn’t go into was the ability to look at older versions. They could have looked at it as ‘one user sees that food was taken off of the need list and never moved to the have list. This seemed like as obvious error. They went back to see who did that, and found that Bob was up to his old tricks!’

  2. Katrina Adams

    They probably left that out just to keep the explanation as simple as possible. I was impressed with it b/c even though it’s kind of silly, it’s very clear.

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