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Re: [seul-edu] Reservations about Wikis: Site tools for Schoolfor ge

I'd have to agree here.  On other projects, I've seen
wiki's used very effectively in conjunction with mailing
lists to manage discussion.

Generally how it works is that list discussion goes as normal.
Whenever anything of substance is discussed, the poster is 
encouraged to "snapshot" relevant points into a wiki page.
This allows a progression from free-form discusstion, to semi-formal
specifications, and later if a formal specifications are required,
they can be generated with close reference to the semi-formal wiki
pages.  This minimized the amound of "overhead" administration efforts.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 10:43:22AM -0700, Prevett, Larry wrote:
> > Ok. If I'm wrong, please point out how. My reservations about Wiki's for
> > curriculum are:
> David,
> I think your reservations about wikis come from some
> common misconceptions about wikis. I have found them
> to be extremely valuable tools for curriculum and
> curriculum development. As I mentioned in a previous
> post, I don't think a wiki is the best primary tool for
> Schoolforge, but I do think that wikis are an important
> tool to include in any educational package.

Alan Chen
Digikata LLC