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Whitepaper: Innovative Use of Internet-Based Collaboration Tools and Methods in an Institutional Context

by Commonwealth of LearningJan 01, 2008

Although it?s most publicized use is information distribution, the internet has long been an effective medium for project collaboration. Some of the most successful cases have been projects with volunteer members that are open to anyone with enough interest and understanding of the content to contribute. Amongst these projects, known as open source software projects, the Linux operating system is one of the more well-known examples, and Apache, the most used web server in the world, is another. This paper from Commonwealth of Learning reports on the experiences and challenges related to first exposure to Wiki in an institutional environment.