The 4th week was focusing on Medical wikis and Wikipedia.
First slideshow on medical wikis.
- We need wikis for collaboration, teaching, organizing events, etc.
- Definition and history of Wiki
- Wikis in plain English:
- Medical wikis, featuring two examples: Askdrwiki and Radiopaedia
- How to launch a wiki on Wetpaint
- Semantic Wikis? Wikiproteins
- Classification of diseases, WHO project using a wiki in ICD classification
- 3D Wiki = Second Life?
If you want to share and create content online, a wiki is a great tool to use.
I’ve been a Wikipedia administrator since 2006 so this topic is really close to my heart. Second slideshow is dedicated to Wikipedia issues.
- Facebook + Google + Flickr (=) Wikipedia
- How to build an encyclopedia? Pay professionals? Certainly not.
- I believe in the power of masses.
- Wikipedia statistics, history (Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales)
- 10 most visited websites in the world: Wikipedia is the 7th one.
- Why is Wikipedia great? (Free, fast, comprehensive, discussions, easy to edit, objective, etc)
- Why it isn’t great. (Almost the same reasons)
- Vandalism and how we fight it: Huggle
- Basics of editing an article; page history, talk pages
- A Wikipedia article minute by minute:
- Basic guidelines: Be bold, objective, no hoax, don’t copy and notability issues
- 10+8 Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
- A few controversies (Seigenthaler in 2005; Congress in 2006; Essjay in 2007)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica vs Wikipedia; my analysis
- Medical Wikiproject, Medicine Portal, article assessment
- Editing process: from a Good Article to a Featured Article
- Sister projects
Wikipedia is a great place to start your research, but should never be the last source you finish your research with.
Third slideshow: Collaboration Online
- Collaboration so far: mails, e-mails, etc.
- Now: docs.google.com (how to edit, open, save, publish, etc)
- What kind of offline tools we have to substitute online?
- Table = wiki
- White board = Twitter
- Notes = Google Docs
- Talk = Skype
- And many more: Google Groups, blogs, Friedfeed rooms, Ning.com, Flickr.com…
- Sharing examples: writing manuscripts with Google Docs; finding collaborators on Friendfeed.com, etc.
Take-home message: There are no boundaries of collaboration any more.