Wiki as CMS
Sean McKay, George Fox University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of a wiki, specifically a Swiki, as a course/content management system provides a unique and low threshold web-based means of providing course content and information to one's students. The nature of a wiki facilitates the use of andragogical principles with adult learners and empowers students to contribute to the structure and content of a course web site. The wiki system also lends itself to a constructivist methodology in that students participate in adding to the course site, leaving their input and insight for future classes to learn from. The Swiki form of wikis is very easy to install and use on any computer platform (Windows, Macintosh, Linux, or Solaris) and enables schools or departments with no budget for web-based learning to build web sites that supplement their face to face courses. Additionally, a wiki can serve as an adhoc knowledge base or information repository for a teacher or department to be able store documents and other content while making those files available via the web.
McKay, S. (2005). Wiki as CMS. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2300-2301). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).