Twiki and wetpaint: two wikis in academic environments

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Twiki and wetpaint: two wikis in academic environments
This paper describes a community-based effort to preserve organizational knowledge and to orientate newcomers to a graduate school. It presents a very brief review of recent research on wiki use in corporate and organizational environments and initial data from two wiki implementation iterations within our academic community. We contrast use of a TWiki with that of a WetPaint wiki. Our data suggest that with low barriers to participation and a great deal of patience, wikis can be useful stores for community information and knowledge sharing. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3 [Group and Organization Interfaces]: Collaborative computing General Terms Measurement, Design Keywords Wikis, comparison studies, academic environments, collaborative editing, social computing
Libby Hemphill, Jude Yew
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Libby Hemphill, Jude Yew
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