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Media Arts


A Wiki is a web-based tool that allows people to contribute, edit, and read content on a particular subject. Wikis are commonly used as repositories of information and technical notes in fields such as software applications development. This paper describes one professor’s experience using a free Wiki as a collaboration tool in an undergraduate course in project design and planning. In the past, students in this course worked together to produce a highly detailed project specification in printed format that was then used to create a significant project in a succeeding course. The Wiki was used to not only replace the printed document, but also as a tool to gather ideas, make decisions, and capture knowledge.


Copyright by AACE. This is the author's version of a paper presented at the 2007 AACE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications.

This paper is also available in the following publication:

Geraci, M. (2007). Implementing a Wiki as a collaboration tool for group projects. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 3337-3342). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.