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What is a wiki?

What is a wiki?

This presentation begins with a short video overview of wikis and a look at Wikipedia, the best known wiki. Next we define wikis and the way they differ from regular Web sites. We mention five operations that are common to all wikis, and focus on the most important one, editing a page. We note that the goal of every edit is to improve the wiki. We see that a wiki is a client-server application, and conclude with a look at motivation for the invention of the wiki.


  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

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