First of all, the periodic Manila quirk of not allowing comments reared its ugly head on my last post, so I want to make sure <a href=”http://tuttlesvc.teacherhosting.com/blog/blosxom.cgi”>Tom</a>’s <a href=”http://tuttlesvc.teacherhosting.com/blog/blosxom.cgi/labor/education/WillWikiEtc.html”>response</a> doesn’t go unnoted.
<blockquote>My experience (and I do have some actual experience with wikis at our school) has been that teachers like wikis simply because it allows them to easily make new pages and add content.
Like everything else, it would take a constant push to get people to actually use a wiki consistently. It would pretty much need to be someone’s job.
Wikis also take a lot of gardening. Constant pruning and reorganizing. That also needs to be someone’s job.
The collaborative aspect of wikis is conceptually difficult for teachers to grasp and dicey in the political structure of a school. At best you end up with inline comments, which ultimately have to be edited into the text of discarded by the gardener.</blockquote>