80 – Wikispaces

Wikispaces is a free wiki hosting platform providing community wiki spaces, visual page editing, and discussion areas - for collaborative working and learning.

A considerable drop down the list this year for Wikispaces of 50 places

Website Cost Availability
www.wikispaces.com Free and premium versions Online
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
80 30 23 17= 29 19 25

Comments from some of those who selected Wikispaces as one of their Top Tools

nice for those of us who don’t want to really set up a web site on our own  Robin Long 2013

  • “Every student in my class gets their own wikispace and are taught how to embed code, widgets, pictures, etc. Our literature circles utilize a wikispace for homework assignments with students being provided a ‘menu’ of web 2.0 choices for each homework assignment that they can complete and place on their wikispace.” Mary Howard
  • “While there are a lot of awesome wiki platforms available out there in the sphere, I like the simplicity of wikispaces. Students seem to be able to pick it up fairly easily, and it has become the foundation to all my classes” Beth Ritter-Guth
  • “Collaboration is a critical job skill and new tools like wikispaces allows one to model and develop this skill online.” Britt Wattwood
  • “The easiest of the wikis for students learning how to build information collaboratively. Works well in class environments” Anne Paterson
  • “I have about 20 wikis here that I use to organize my online portfolio and to support various learning projects.” Michele Martin