From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
A redirect is a link from a wiki page to another page which contains the required information. It is the normal way in wikis to deal with synonyms, abbreviations, alternative phrasing and multiple language names for an entity.
You can see a list of redirects on this wiki here.
Technical details (Editors only)
For technical details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redirect.