What I Learned About Collaborative Writing from a Wiki Project

A screen capture of my class's wiki.

Last spring I used a wiki in a course for the first time. It had its ups and downs, but for the most part it went well and it was a useful tool. However, as these things go, it of course had some pitfalls (caused by me, not the wiki itself) — the most surprising to me was the way that student collaborative writing went. The ease of collaborative writing was the aspect of using a wiki I was most sold on, and it did not work out at all the way I’d expected.

Wiki Writing in Prague (Podcast)


Jim Barber, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, and April Lawrence, Academic Technologist in the School of Education, recently sat down to chat about how Dr. Barber used WM Wikis to support a travel abroad experience to Prague, Czech Republic. [audio:http://at.blogs.wm.edu/wp-content/files/2011/11/lawrence_barber.mp3] Interview with Dr. Barber: Wiki Writing in Prague (Download Audio Podcast) Dr. Barber and a […]

How to Create a New Page in a W&M Wiki


WMwikis is an easy way to get collaborate with other writers on-line. Find out how to create a new page on a wiki with these instructions.

Where Are the W&M Wikis?


Which wiki is right for you? W&M faculty have three different options. Find out which one will work the best for your class.

How to Make a New W&M Wiki


Get started using wikis at W&M and create your first wiki.