I. What is a wiki?      Any open access and open entry data-base on the net.

                                    As a noun, wiki means a collaborative website that can be directly edited using only a web browser. Initially coded in 1994 and debuted 1995.

                                    Polynesian for very fast, quick, immediate.

II. Why a wiki? -- http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php/Main_Page


Perhaps wikis works because the other online communities do not. It's unstructured by nature.


This simplicity and the utter openness of a wiki cause many people to instantly reject the idea.


Wikis also seem very strange to many people. Wiki stands for a joint or collaborative (no I, or ego here) engagement.


WIKI -- a website whose content can be edited by anyone who has the access to that website.


Wiki's are criticized for their reliability as the information is added and updated by the people and chances of introduction of incorrect content are highly susceptible.


Basically Wiki's are based on the assumption of the goodness of people, but any wiki is subject to

            A. Grasham's Law

            B. Quis custodiet.

III. This project represents a partnership between Rollins and the Apopka community. The wiki is also being used to enhance the classroom experience and collaborate with other faculty.


IV. Mechanics

            A. posts

                        Visitors are allowed to add, remove and edit the content.

                        This allows users to collaboratively create and edit web pages using a                                          web browser.


                                    tracking-– http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php?title=Links&action=history


            B. links

The linking of many different pages in Wiki's makes it easy to interact and effective tool for mass joint communication and discussion.


            oral history project

            The Last Harvest -photographic documentation

            Nationally acclaimed study -- alarmist attack on industry


            C. mixed media-- http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php/Media_Gallery

                        voice & song

                        images & film

                        writing -- http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php/Category:Human                                  

            D. discussion -- http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php/Talk:Main_Page


What is a wiki?

                  The simplest online database that could possibly work.

--Ward Cunningham


Different people have different ideas about what a wiki really is, but whatever you think, a wiki is software that handles complex problems with simple solutions.

Cunningham and Bo Leuf designed WikiWikiWeb, the first wiki in 1995, to be an open, collaborative community Website where anyone can contribute. Since then, programmers have created many wiki-inspired programs and wiki Websites. Most of these stay true to the goal of simplicity. Wikis can be used for a large variety of tasks, from personal note-taking to collaborating online, creating an internal knowledge base, assembling an online community, and managing a traditional website. The possibilities might make wikis seem like a daunting system, but commitment to simplicity makes wiki tools a breeze.


innovative approaches to managing intellectual property, . . . and open platforms to harness collective intelligence.

- Joseph Weinman, Executive Director, Strategy and Emerging Services, ATT


the emerging 'creative commons' can be a boon, not a threat to business."

- Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum


"One of the most profound shifts transforming business and society in the early 21st century is the rapid emergence of open, collaborative innovation models. . . . that demand the immediate attention of every business, academic and government leader who is interested in driving change."

-       Nick Donofrio, EVP of Innovation and Technology, IBM Corporation


"the Net is no longer just abut Web sites – it's changing innovation, the corporation, and every industry.”

-       Tiffany Olson, President & CEO, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, North America


Lake Apopka

How did the Southeast’s best bass fishery in become a polluted lake?

Go here to learn more and join the conversation: http://wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka/index.php/Main_Page


A life engulfed by pesticides. For nearly a decade as a farm laborer on the shores of Lake Apopka in the 1970s and 1980s, Linda Lee, like many others, was routinely exposed to agricultural chemicals. She now has a long list of medical conditions that research studies have linked to chemicals applied in the area.

Atlantic Monthly. 10 June 2010.


We, as citizens of Florida, have started the process­–to clean up and restore the lake's water, fishery, and provide for healthy swimming–but we are nowhere near the goal. The goal is to build better lives through living more healthy and sustaining lives that nourish families by providing good jobs, toxin free neighborhoods, and secure homes.