Even though wiki’s may be the “in” thing, I am not to sure that it would be “in” my class. Wiki’s are new to me. From what I am gathering about Wiki’s, is that they are an online class discussion/information gathering center. There are certainly advantages to using a wiki such as it allows students to help each other online by providinginformation. For example, I could assign a project for African American History that requires the students to create a wiki for a historical African American. In their wiki they would be required to start providing information on the person they selected. They would also be required to add information to atleast five other peoples wiki’s. The advantage here would be that the students will be building on the information of another. They would also get the chance to not only learn more about the person they selected but they would learn about five others as well. The disadvantage with my class is that not everyone in the class is not serious about learning. These students have free reign to post whatever they like about the person. The information posted may or may not be factual. They could also go in and change the information of another student. If there is a way that the teacher would be notified and must approve all changes before they are displayed it would be better. A friend of mine said that her college professor uses wiki for their assignments. While it may be nice to have a place were all assignments go, she said that anybody can view the assignments other students turn in. I would think that their would be some confidentiality problems with this.