Wiki's in Plain English

Wiki Vs Blog

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Definitions:

A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it (e.g. members/ organisers)
A personal or corporate website in the form of an online journal, with new entries appearing in sequence as they are written
Writers:

Many authors, various personalities & experiences. Students around the world can collaborate on a wiki
Typically one author, one personality, one opinion
Knowledge comes from community of dozens or even thousands
Knowledge limited by single person
Content:

Grows rapidly at all hours of the day
Grows slowly, one post at a time
Articles constantly change and continuously updated
Each post becomes stale over time
Discussions can take place on pages or in the discussion forum
Discussions take place in the comments of a post, typically approved by blogger
The Wiki software keeps track of every edit made (which you can easily check) and it is a simple process to revert back to a previous version

Setup:

Ranges from easy to set up to difficult
Ranges from easy to set up to very difficult
Publishing very easy, no html needed
Publishing very easy, some html knowledge useful
No email is needed for students (through the bulk user creator tool)
An email address is needed for set up
Amended from Everything Wiki