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Campus Strategic Planning Embraces a Wiki

Adelphi University in New York faced the task of devising a new 3-year strategic plan. It chose PBWiki ( as its tool of choice. (PBWiki took honorable mention in the AIIP Technology Award.) According to Andrew White, it took like 60 seconds to download and install the tool.

Why use a wiki?

  • Introduce staff to new technologies
  • Demonstrate the power of Web 2.0 collaboration
  • Allow for input from off-site staff
  • Training opportunities
  • Group activity

After the success of this project, the staff looked for additional uses for the tool, including web design. The project garnered the increased participation of staff (“everybody”) and was deemed easy to use. The tool truly became a social facilitator.

Paula J. Hane
News Bureau Chief, Information Today, Inc.