I have used Wikis once before, and from my experience it is an online encyclopedia that can be publicly edited. From a student perspective, I think wikis can be helpful and useful because students can gather information and share it in a location that is easily accessible. This is great for collaborative learning in online programs. Another bonus is that wikis can continuously be updated and viewed immediately by others. This feature is convenient for teachers and students. On the other hand, the information posted on wikis is not always credible and may simply contain peoples opinions. Throughout college, teachers always emphasize using scholarly sources and I doubt wikis would fall into that category due to their lack of credibility. Just like any other learning tools, wikis have pros and cons.