The wiki interface supports the collaborative close reading and analysis of texts, by allowing researchers, teachers and students to attach comments to individual words or phrases within these texts or to whole texts. These comments take the form of analyses or interpretations, and can generate intra- and inter-textual links.
The 'Wiki without a name' from RDEUS has been an exciting development and one we'll be reporting on when we have more data - but feedback from students so far has been very positive and we're looking forward to testing it further.
Digress.it to do some development work on the site to make it more suitable for our needs. We are in the process of testing the developments but the items we requested were as follows:
- tag comments
- search comments
- layered tables of contents