Lee Lefever and Common Craft, creators of the great video RSS in Plain English are at it again. This time they've put together Wikis in Plain English, a 3.5 minute basic explanation of wikis that 1) shows the key features of a wiki and 2) makes it clear why wikis are preferable to email when it comes to working on collaborative projects. Check it out, especially if you're trying to explain to your coworkers the wonders of wikis.
Other Wiki Resources:
Introduction to Wikis from my Web 2.0 in Nonprofits Wiki
The Three Wiki Tools Recommended by Lee and Common Craft (I've used all three and they're easy, even for novices):
- Wetpaint --has the most options for templates, so if you're looking for pretty, pretty wikis, then I'd start here.
- PBWiki--my Web 2.0 in Nonprofits Wiki was created using PBWiki
- Wikispaces--I use this one the most and have used it for both work and personal projects.
Wikipatterns--a great toolbox of "patterns and antipatterns" that will help you spur colleagues into using wikis and identify problems that may be hindering adoption and growth of wikis in your organization.
Learn more about wikis through this Learning 2.0 23 Things project activity.