A wiki is an editable collection of web pages designed to promote collaboration and information-sharing. Students contribute to a piece of content online to share knowledge and explore concepts.


  • Active contribution and modification of content by individuals to reach a consensus
  • Asynchronous contributions from anyone connected
  • Ability to curate and challenge the validity of content in the published environment
  • Contributions can be from both student and tutor
  • Support of higher level thinking activities

Wikis provide students with ownership of the content. They can add, amend and share information as they wish. As a digital learning tool, wikis support analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation. When effectively integrated into teaching, wikis facilitate key elements of constructive learning such as problem-based and collaborative learning.