I am having a happy giggle over the cartoon - many thanks and what a lovely collection of other cartoons.
Just one last question - a bit late in the day - which do you reckon is the easiest and most interactive and media rich type of wiki application that you have used - hopefully accessible? I would like to trial one and have found rather too many choices!
Thank you so much for the very interesting session.
Best wishes E.A.
I was thinking of using a hosted wiki for a trial before getting an add on for WordPress or whatever as the university can help me with that aspect. This was really for working with one student as an experiment to see if we can add different media items to make it more interesting but at the same time test it for ease of use and accessibility!
I have been looking at the Wiki science pages as there is a list there.
Many thanks for any help! E.A.
If your user would be more comfortable offline, there are personal wikis that do not require database setup etc., but I still need to know what OS you will be using. I found one last week for Windows, but will have to go through my list for Linux if that is what you will be using and want a personal offline wiki.
We use MediaWiki - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki - for student groups and clients because many people have had experience with it through Wikipedia and the familiarity with the posting options makes the learning curve easier. It also have a wide Open Source community constantly building on improvements and add-ons. You can read more about it on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki
Personally, on our websites, we prefer WikkaWiki http://wikkawiki.org/HomePage. You can read more about it here on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikkaWiki WikkaWiki
Here is a great resource that lists all wikis. "This is the canonical list of WikiEngines." http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines
Then you have WikiMatrix http://www.wikimatrix.org where you can compare wiki features.
There is also a Compare Wikis page in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software
Hope this helps.
It might be a bit stale now, but still of interest.