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[Hawaiian, wikiwiki = fast], a website designed to permit the development of information resources by creating hyperlinked webpages using software that accessed through a web browser. First devised and named by Ward Cunningham in 1995 when he created the WikiWikiWeb to record and share programming techniques, wikis generally use relatively simply markup (encoding for formatting) to enable the easy creation of content, and as a result typically produce relatively straightfoward webpage layouts. Wikis are usually collaborative, unlike most blogsblog,
short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website. Blogs typically report and comment on topics of interest to the author, and are usually written and posted using
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, and may be found in a wide range of settings. They may, for example, be on the Internet and permit content creation and revision by any person, or may be on a company's internal network (intranet) and be accessible only to specific employees. The best known wiki is the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. See also hypertexthypertext,
technique for organizing computer databases or documents to facilitate the nonsequential retrieval of information. Related pieces of information are connected by preestablished or user-created links that allow a user to follow associative trails across the database.
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Any collaborative website that users can easily modify via the web, typically without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a web browser, to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the site, including the work of other authors. This has been found to work surprisingly well since contributors tend to be more numerous and persistent than vandals and old versions of pages are always available.

Text is entered using a simple mark-up language which is then rendered as HTML. A feature common to many of the different implementations is that any word in mixed case LikeThis is automatically turned into a link to a page of that name, which may or may not exist (similar to the linking in this dictionary).

In contrast, a web log, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments.

Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995.

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wiki

A website that can be quickly edited by its visitors with simple formatting rules. Developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s to provide collaborative discussions, there are several "wiki" tools on the market for creating such sites, including www.editme.com, www.seedwiki.com, www.socialtext.com and www.eurekster.net. Cunningham's site is http://c2.com/cgi/wiki. "Wiki wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian. See Web 2.0 and Wikipedia.
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Developing collaborative autonomous learning abilities in computer- mediated language learning: Attention to meaning among students in wiki space.
Essentially, this is where the use of blogs and wikis plays a very important role, Blogs are more informal and are used to introduce student ideas, comment on the proposed ideas of others, and record any results of tests performed.
The interviews began forty-five days after the wiki pages were released for use and after two months of awareness and preparation work.
In this study, social, cognitive and teaching presence, as well as attitudes and noise were analyzed in the wiki (see Table 1).
KitturAnniket has demonstrated large qualitative differences between users and administrators of the most known and used wiki the world: Wikipedia.
The main objective of the study is to identifying the trend of research in wiki and to analyze the content of the articles on wiki published in the journal of science direct database.
Consequently, I embarked upon a research project to engage FL learners in a web 2.0-mediated collaborative learning process in order to provide pre-service FL teachers with a dual purpose: first, providing FL students with training in ICT through a learning-by-doing experience and second, facilitating collaborative knowledge construction in the field of foreign language research by having them become members of the wiki Becoming-a-Researcher.
While the pair's friendship is undoubtedly at the core of Ratking, the group wouldn't exist without the addition of Sporting Life, who linked up with them after catching Wiki freestyling in a park on the Lower East Side.
Further analysis using mixed models, with the treatment as the fixed effect and the group as the random effect, resulted in a p-value of 0.674, indicating that there is no "treatment effect" That is, the use of a Wiki to create a glossary of health-related terms did not improve test scores.
Those killed in January included: 55 students, 26 minors, 13 policemen, 10 militarymen and 4 women, Wiki Thawra reported.
You don't need to know the right people--you can connect on the wiki.
The wiki project involved researching currently profiled publications, like American Libraries, the flagship publication of the ALA, and making sure information like the publication's purpose, submission guidelines and circulation figures were up to date.