So I’m running a course this fall, and those on fedwiki are welcome to participate.
The way the course works is this. For the first half of the class my educational technology students will be investigating the nature and impact of the coming Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. They come from multiple disciplines so they will use those multiple lenses to look at the problem from scientific, historical, and sociological angles. Wherever that leads them is fine, as long as they explore it with passion and rigor and can show some connection to the topic.
We’ll start with the New Yorker article as our starting point, and then branch out from there in typical federated wiki fashion.
We’ll be posting the results of our research on federated wiki, where other classes and people can expand on them or extend them, revise them or refute them. We hope at the end to have an interesting collection of explanations of the underlying science and sociology of this coming disaster.
The second part of the course is probably less interesting to you all, but having participated in this event, the students will do action research with local schools to find out from practicing teachers what it would take to make a module like this viable in a grade 9-12 setting. They’ll compile that into a report presented at the end of the class.
In any case, if you wanted to use federated wiki and were looking for a collaboration project to do that with, this might be your chance. I’ve uploaded the shadow syllabus for the course here. The subject is cross-disciplinary enough that I can imagine almost any class, from physics to women’s studies, contributing to the project.