It looks like Steve, Alan, and Others beat me to this news already, but… starting this month, Wikispaces is offering free, ad-free, fully featured wikis to higher education, as well as extending their free wiki program for K-12.
Their wikis for education have no advertising on them, are fully featured, and never expire. (They also include the option to be completely private if desired, though I personally think that detracts from many of the benefits of a wiki.) The features included in the education wikis usually cost $50 per year — but are completely free when used for K-12 or higher education. And teachers are welcome to sign up for as many of them as they like. They’ve given away over 980,000 free wikis for education so far, and are committed to giving away at least 2,000,000 in total. (This is an awesome new goal as they approach their original goal of 1 million free wikis for education!)
If you have any questions or comments feel free to let me know in the comments below… or just contact the always responsive team over at wikispaces. :)
You can now get free higher education wikis here:
You can still get free K-12 education wikis here: