MediaWiki is a useful tool for supporting group collaboration but when we apply it to the academic setting, we need to consider and adapt some features to match the needs of the classroom environment, which requires mandatory collaborative writing.
While there are many different wiki content-management systems available for free or fee, MediaWiki is one of the most robust and and well-maintained systems available to wiki publishers.
MediaWiki makes it very easy both to track changes to the pages of their sites, and to revert to older copies of the pages.
MediaWiki is the most well-known wiki software because it is what runs WikiPedia. MediaWiki is simple to use and an excellent way to start collaborating on documentation or articles.
A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
The main downside of publishing a site using MediaWiki is that it won't give you a great opportunity to use or improve your HTML skills.
Clear your mind and build your collective offline memory using MediaWiki ( ), the same software that powers Wikipedia.
MediaWiki is not as easy to use as web-based services, but it does have quite good functionality.
MediaWiki is the most popular opensource software used for creating wiki sites.
First released in 2002, MediaWiki is one of the top wiki engines and runs most of the wiki hosting sites. The name was a play on “Wikimedia,” and many people find it to be annoyingly confusing.
MediaWiki (www.MediaWiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki) is one of the best publishing wiki engines in existence.
In Germany, we have a famous children's TV show called "Löwenzahn". It starts with a time lapse sequence of a dandelion flower breaking its way through the asphalt. This is what I've always associated with the MediaWiki logo, technology (brackets) being merely the basis for the growth of something wild and beautiful which transcends it.
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