How does YOUR community use its wiki? Does it have one? Could it use a wiki more effectively? What would be the implications of adding a wiki or stimulating its use in various ways?
CPsquare’s January conference is about wikis and these very questions. You are invited to join us to discuss these questions and more.
“Wiki all around the world and all the way” will be a short, intensive internet-based conference that’s a follow-on to CPsquare’s Long Live the Platform conference in January of 2008. We will look at wikis from the perspective of communities of practice and as tools for communities. How do wikis work as the principal platform for a community? as an add-on or auxiliary tool? What is the logic of a wiki as a tool for community use? Where did wikis come from and how are they evolving? What other tools work with wikis? What are some of the commercial and open source offerings? What kind of integration issues do communities experience when other tools are added on to a wiki or when a wiki is added on to another tool? Are there some communities that take more naturally to using wikis than others? Are there strategies for hastening wiki adoption in a wiki?
Here’s a tentative schedule (confirmed names are in bold). All teleconferences would be at 20:00 GMT. Each session needs a host and others to summarize and pull it off.
- Jan 7 – conference opening: wiki videos and resources, open wiki sandbox, basic wiki resources – Peter+Trudy Johnson-Lenz
- Jan 9 – Wiki as basic community software or add-on? KM4Dev (Nancy White) and Kehilliyot (Naava Frank / Caren Levine)
- Jan 12 – The of core of the wiki way and its evolution – Ward Cunningham
- Jan 14 – Wiki case study: non-profit and government examples
- Jan 16 – Wiki as platform element: Moodle and Ecco (Sylvia Currie on SCOPE / Moodle & Eric Sauve on Tomoye’s Ecco’s wiki, and how the SharePoint wiki is integrated into it)
- Other sessions to be scheduled
- Ongoing a-synchronous discussions
Conference Tag: waatwaat – http://delicious.com/tag/waatwaat