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ELI Innovations & Implementations—USC Confluence: A Campus-Wide Academic Wiki
Sunday, January 1, 2006
The University of Southern California's Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) launched Confluence, a pilot campus-wide wiki service, to facilitate collaborative learning activities. USC found that the wiki flexibly combines features of an e-portfolio system, a content management system, and a blog, while also supporting collaborative knowledge construction. The pilot wiki supports over 35 course projects, reaching several thousand students.
ELI's Innovations & Implementations series highlights innovative teaching, learning, and technology practices in higher education. Each Innovations & Implementations piece provides a practical overview of an innovation, focusing on its significance and implementation issues. Use Innovations & Implementations to explore innovative practices that might be of value to your institution.