Sharing and Exploring Team Knowledge with Wikis [A9]


In December 2005 the Web Development team at the University of Bath set up a departmental wiki where they could keep track of information. This workshop explains the reasons for using a wiki, not just for education but for codifying knowledge and working practices in departments and how they can best be utilised so that it is used by everyone in the department, and how to stop it becoming an unmaintained silo of archaic data.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand what a wiki is
  • Be familiar with how a wiki works
  • Understand how wikis can be extended to meet custom requirements
  • know how to integrate wikis with their standard working practices