I was looking for a way for my students to work collaboratively on various class topics. TikiWiki looked like something my students might be able to use. After a few days reading the FAQs and asking a lot of newbie questions in online forums, I found a host and started setting up my site. TikiWiki is not for the faint of heart. I could not have handled setting up more student accounts. It has a way to set up student accounts using a data document, but I did not try it.
This is not really something that I am proud of, but I only had one student that actually liked TikiWiki. 80% of my students are EC with reading problems. My TikiWiki skills or lack there of, could have been a reason my students did not like it. Setting up user editing rights on the student's Wiki and Blogs in TikiWiki is not the easiest process.
TikiWiki seems to have a potential in K-12 environments. What will future versions of TikiWiki add to support teachers and students is not clear. Check out-- Edu.TikiWiki.org Here is a site that a history's class created-- Holocaust. It is will allow images to be uploaded to the server and included in Wikis. Students that I teach have trouble creating links and typing the Wiki code. You might want to view AulaWiki for secondary schools . I think this is what I should have tried, but I did not.
Experimenting with TikiWiki lead me to discover Moodle. My next post will include details on how I used it.
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