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Using Wikis

ASU’s College of Public Programs’ Steven Crawford discusses the use of student wikis in his “Social Media for Social Good” course.

The wiki assignment focused on the UN Millennial Development Goals with student groups creating a wiki page for their chosen goal. The wiki format allowed the student groups to collaboratively create and edit their page asynchronously, discuss the creation and content of the page in a discussion board associated with the wiki, track changes to the page, and to embed multimedia files. Student reception to the assignment was positive and the quality of the work very good!