Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lesson #15: Get your hands dirty in the wiki sandbox!

Now that you've learned a little bit about wikis, it's time to get your feet wet by editing a page on the EKU Library Learning 2.0 wiki. For this lesson, you have two options--you can edit an exiting page or if you're up for a little more exploration, you can create and edit your own wiki page.

Here's how:

Edit an Existing Page
1. Start by visiting the Sandbox page on the EKU Library Learning 2.0 wiki.
2. Choose one of the pages there and click on its link.
3. Click the edit button at the top of the page. The password for our wiki is crabbelibrary.

Creating a new page
1. Click the Edit button on the main page of the EKU Library Learning 2.0 wiki.
2. Add the name of your new page to the bottom of the page.
3. Highlight the text you just added and click the link button in the toolbar.
4. Click ok (accept the defaults you see there).
5. Click Save.
6. Click on the link to your new page.
7. Click the Create New Page button.
8. Type your text in and click Save.


Discovery Exercise

Once you have edited or created a page, write a short blog entry about wikis. How could we use a wiki in the library? Can you think of another use for a wiki outside the library?

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