WIKI USAGE – USAMA NADEEM (KBAM)
There has been a lot of discussion regarding the usage of the ‘Wikis’ at different times. I think the wiki is a very effective tool, which can certainly help groups coordinate their work better but it actually depends on how a group chooses to use the tool. The usage depends from group to group because if a certain group chooses to meet often rather than using the wiki than its usage would definitely be less. The groups that distribute work among different people and do not meet really often, the wiki is really helpful for them. Our group used the wiki during the module really well and it really helped us to develop our ideas and approach towards creating the presentation. It has been a really good decision not to use wiki to judge people because now they only use it if they chose to and this certainly helps them more because previously they might be putting data just for the sake of it.
It is a very important tool for the accumulation of data and idea development. A group can use it effectively to come up with different ideas relating to their task or project. It is certainly very effective if there is a situation where members cannot meet very often and provides them a common working space to share their ideas. It could also be used in an organizational context in the future by developing a wiki especially for a group of people in different regions, working together as a group on some task.