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PostHeaderIcon The Wonderful World of Wikis

Who hasn’t heard of Wikipedia, the giant Internet-based, user-generated encyclopedia?

If you’ve spent any time looking up information at Wikipedia you probably understand how it works. It is a giant interactive forum where anyone can log in and create or edit entries; basically a giant collaborative project.

When was the last time you had to work on a collaborative project? How long did it take just to find a time when everyone could get together? Longer than you wanted it to, probably.

Wikis allow for real-time online collaboration. Many of them include features that allow users to track changes to the collaborative areas, determine who made a change and when, and, if necessary, restore to an earlier version.

The corporate world, home of bloated meeting schedules and frequent lack of productivity on collaborative projects, is coming to see the sense of wikis, according to this recent accountingweb article.

Another great use for wikis is in academics, from junior high to doctoral programs. Some wikis we here at OffAssist like are Google Docs and Spreadsheets and the wiki feature of Backpack found at backpackit.com.

Candy says, “One of my corporate clients uses a wiki – I LOVE it – it keeps us all up to date on what’s going on and houses all those pesky questions that people ask over and over and over 🙂 .”

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