Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

"Five by Five" - Episode #1: Adding Comments on wikis.sun.com

Here's my first attempt at doing a screencast.  I used the free version of Jing, but I hope to use iShowU in later episodes...

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.



Wednesday Apr 02, 2008

Check out wikis.sun.com!

As you can tell from my last entry, it's been a long time since my last post.  I've been busy at work, but I also found that I really didn't have anything to talk about.

But, I hope to change that with a series of updates on the new Sun wiki...wikis.sun.com. This new wiki is still in beta and was launched late last year.  It is based on the Confluence wiki, an enterprise wiki that provides a lot of very cool features.

Although I don't get to work on wikis.sun.com as much as I'd like to in my current position, I like to use it when I can and to help others make good use of it.

So, stay tuned on this blog to get tips and tricks on using wikis.sun.com and anything else related to this new information portal.

 

Thursday Apr 12, 2007

Hooked on Wikis

I admit it.  I'm a little obsessed with wikis right now.  I think it's because they are so easy to use and it's a very easy way for a group of people to work together on something.   I've really enjoyed using wikis on some of my team projects at Sun, and I think the teams have really benefited by them.http://www.wikispaces.com/

Since I knew I was going to start using wikis more at Sun, I wanted to start experimenting with starting and moderating a non-work wiki to help get my feet wet.  So, I set up a wiki for one of my favorite games at savagepedia.wikispaces.com.

I choose wikispaces for three main reasons: 1) it's a very simple, "no frills" wiki, 2) it has some great notification and backup features, and 3) it's free.  The simplicity of the wiki is the most important thing...lowering the barriers of participation is always good and you will have a more active community because of it.

Adam Frey, the co-founder of wikispaces, talks about using wikis in education in a podcast by Sue Walters.  Because of its simplicity, wikispaces is used by over 25,000 teachers and students in grades K-12 all around the world. 

Anyway, next time I'll provide some thoughts on what I've learned with the savagepedia web site.

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