Students then created their own wikis in groups. The results were simply astounding.
As part of my next unit at university, I was required to produce a professional development presentation. For this, I chose to focus on Using Wikis in Literacy to Engage Students in Text Studies. The requirement was to present using a PowerPoint file - which I did. However my preference was really to present using a wiki, so I established a wiki that could be used instead: http://usingwikisfortextstudies.wikispaces.com/
The above mentioned wiki contains all the details regarding my student wiki project, as well as guidelines for teachers wanting to try something similar.