WikiGenes – Evolutionary Knowledge

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An interesting approach to trust and reputation, a wiki in which every word is attributable to its author. I like the principle and the example site (wikigenes) looks good – a decent editor, use of ontologies, rated ranking of text and authors, automated insertion of gene images and so on. Of course, some of this is customised for the site and it is still a bit buggy in its use of CSS etc. The ranking idea at this fine-grained level is potentially useful, if abusable and perhaps a bit too high-threshold to be widely used, especially for snippets – who would give five stars for a correction, for instance?
Created:Sat, 30 Aug 2008 07:23:30 GMT

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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