I've mostly used wikis as a personal portfolio and have participated in community or collaborative wikis facilitated by others. I've been a participant in design discussions about wiki projects, but never the main architect.
I have a project coming up where I'm thinking through a collaborative design for say - curriculum development, a repository for existing instructional materials,and to leverage knowledge from a group of practitioners online (aka SME) to add to the curriculum/knowledge sharing. The materials would be used for face-to-face workshops where adult learners there would use the wiki as a resource - and perhaps add to it. What's nice is the initial group who will help is more wiki comfortable than average, if not extremely comfortable.
So, I've started to reach out to colleagues and started with some in education (both secondary and higher ed) to learn more. Mathieu Plouride responded pointing to some of his research to identify best practices of using wikis in higher ed.
Been pausing over the purist definition slide from his slide deck.
Angela Stockman, ELA coordinator, pointed me to her blog post about deep curriculum alignment in response to my tweet - Has anyone used a wiki to develop a scope and sequence? They developed the curriculum with other software, but will use a wiki to house all the scope/sequence and materials. It's here. Her audience is new to wikis, so this is an excellent example of a way to scaffold to comfort levels.