Have you ever used Wikipedia to learn more about a person, a place, an idea or an event? Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, with more than 15 million articles having been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world.
Recognizing the value of this type of community-driven database, the CIHC is launching a similar initiative, solely dedicated to Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice (CP). The goals are simple:
* provide a forum where any individual or project interested in IPE and CP can create, edit, add to or verify information about themselves or their work
* provide an easily searchable database of IPE and CP people, projects, supporters and research, that anyone can search and reference.
To view the current content in the wiki, visit www.cihc.ca/wiki and either click on one of the Popular Pages in the left hand column or type your search query in the box. You don’t need to join the wiki to take a look around and see what’s there.
To edit existing or add new content, please click ‘Join this Wiki’ on the top right-hand corner of the main page. Within a few hours you will receive confirmation that you’ve been approved as an administrator on the site. This will allow you to edit pages as you choose. Click on help for some simple “how to” type instructions, but don’t be afraid to try out the various options for formatting, adding files and hyperlinking. If you run into trouble, drop us an email at communications[at]cihc.ca or simply save the page you’re working on and we’ll come along and clean it up in a day or two.
Together we can build an accessible, searchable, informative database of key information related to IPE and CP, and make it possible for information and projects to be shared across the country and the world.
Give it a try, the potential is limitless!