This book endeavours to denote and promote pedagogical experimentations concerning a Free/Open technology called a "Wiki". An intensely simple, accessible and collaborative hypertext tool Wiki software challenges and complexities traditional notions of - as well as access to - authorship, editing, and publishing. Usurping official authorizing practices in the public domain poses fundamental - if not radical - questions for both academic theory and pedagogical practice.

The particular pedagogical challenge is one of control: Wikis work most effectively when participants (teachers, students, researchers, and others) can assert meaningful autonomy over the process. This involves not just adjusting the technical configuration and delivery; it involves challenging the social norms and practices of the course as well (Lamb, 2004). Enacting such horizontal knowledge assemblages in higher education - as well as other educational practices - could evoke a return towards and an instance upon the making of impossible public goods (Ciffolilli, 2003).

This book is a core part of the learning project on wiki pedagogy and Wikiworld - Commons and Education (page: [[v:Wikiworld - Commons and Education]) learning resource at Wikiversity.

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Pedagogical Potential


Templates and Tools

Evaluation Tools

About Research



Instructor Resources