Sarah Hunt-Barron, a South Carolina teacher-consultant, documents the use of wikis to foster collaborative, project-based learning in her classroom. She describes her rationale for introducing wikis to her students and relates some lessons she learned from their use.Â Wikis are not a stand-alone solution to teaching students to work in a collaborative manner. However, with the teacher's support, wikis are a near ideal tool for collaboration.
Tips for successful use of wikis are included. Following these guidelines can result in greater student accountability, focused topic selection, authentic revision, democratic values, and research without walls. Student-produced wikis are also included for viewing.