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Ask the Experts: Comparison of Wiki tools

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Ask the Experts: Comparison of Wiki Tools

 

During the session,  Helen, Dave and Steve will update this wiki with ideas about the pros and cons of different wiki tools. If you have used any wiki tools, please add your ideas too!

 

 

  Advantages Disadvantages Comments
Pbwiki

 simple and easy to use

readily accessible and available

 external to institution - NOT under the institution's control

 external to institution - NOT under the institution's control
 
wikispaces  easier to use than pbwiki, some say  some questionable adverts!  
Moodle wiki  internal to VLE

 internal to VLE!

is not as powerful, as the external equivalents (e.g. students cannot create their own pages within the wiki - tutor has to create all the pages they think the students will need)

 
Blackboard wiki

 

very simple

 not really a wiki  
Plone wiki

Internal to the institution - under the institution's control

Easy to use and well integrated with other Plone features such as basic web pages, navigation, blogs and discussion threads.

Internal to the institution -

If hosted by an institution cannot be edited by anyone outside the institution

Plone requires a good deal of technical support

 
Mediawiki    Does not have a full WYSIWYG editor - so have to learn some wiki language or html code to be able to use fully  
 WetPaint  Very good for using with images    

 

 

 

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