The Wiki as a Collaborative Tool: why to use it, how to use it.

By Rita Zeinstejer

A wiki can be described as a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit, delete or modify Web page content using any web browser, or as a collection of Web pages which can be edited by anyone, at any time, from anywhere.

The first wiki creator, Ward Cunningham, used the word "wiki" to describe the collaborative tool he developed. He named the site after a chain of buses in Hawaii (Wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian).”My specific purpose for the first wiki was to create . . .

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