The wiki can be a great way for teachers and students to collaborate, without having to be in the same place at the same time. Many educators create wiki pages, and they create a forum to share ideas and opinions with other instructors and with students. Everyone in the group has access to add or change information contained in a wiki.
The interactive nature of wikis makes for an informative and interesting discussion, but also means that all of the information is not always 100 percent accurate. Encyclopedia wikis are fast, easily accessible and informative. However, information that is being used for research and is found in encyclopedia wikis should be verified by at least one other source, since anyone can add or alter information in a wiki.
You do not have to be an educator to have a wiki. There are websites that allow you to create a wiki page or to create a wiki article. You do not need any special skills or equipment to set up a wiki. All you need is internet access and an email address.