I am about to set up a technicians wiki here in school so we can create a sort of online expert system so that if I get run over by a bus tomorrow, the next in line and technicians can get access to the work I have done.
I'm sure most of us here have ideas/solutions etc stored in our heads.
Does anyone here have a technical wiki I could take a look at to see what you have done?
I've downloaded MediaWiki and installed it on an external test server for now. Is MediaWiki the best to use or should I look elsewhere?
Any demos appreciated,
Maybe upload anything useful to our wiki ;) then put in your documentation go to edugeek.net :D
Which are you wanting? An expert system or a wiki? The 2 are different things? :)
If you want the prior, MediaWiki can certainly do what you want, even if it is quite a big package. For the latter, try looking at Robopebble | The Programming Pebble
It is a simple expert system - ie. you are presented with a question, then you choose an answer, which provides you with another question, and eventually you reach an answer.
The code is very simple, so it is easy to customise it too. :)
Note: I've used it heavily at a previous job, and added a few improvements to it.
I used mediawiki in the past and now use the knowledgebase part of my little helpdesk.
Yes I know they are different - but isn't an expert system the capturing of expertise of a person to solve problems. So in theory I wanted my wiki to act as our expert system (without being able to ask questions - but the search will be a simple version of that)
Originally Posted by localzuk
Okay we cannot ask questions of it - but I am sure you know what I meant. :-)
I wonder if setting up a proper expert system - as you describe it (and as I teach it) would be a good answer. I'm going to look at the Robopebble thing you describe.
I did exactly the same thing for exactly the same reasons at my last school. I downloaded a prebuit MediaWiki VM and used that.
Here I've set up a Fronter (VLE) Room called 'ICT Technicians' that includes a 'TechWiki' folder. This will ultimately become 'THE' knowledge base for staff and techies alike.
Woah... scary... we've just done that with mediaWiki
We use dokuwiki here. Flat files so I can update the wiki either via a browser or via vim in a ssh session.
Got one here on our tech vle area.
We use dokuwiki here to.
Originally Posted by pete
Sections I've set up include:
RM CC3 Network Tips
I must admit I haven't looked at it / changed anything in a while. This could be a job I do in the next couple of weeks when things hopefully die down.