A Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines Featuring Audrey Watters

So I’m super excited to announce we’ll be doing a Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines with Audrey Watters helping to facilitate. If you don’t know what federated wiki is yet, the short answer is its a form of wiki where everyone has  personal wiki that magically links to other wikis to form a federation. People … Continue reading A Fedwiki Happening on Teaching Machines Featuring Audrey Watters

Fedwiki Happening: I Don’t Know How to Start, So Let’s Just Type

I don’t know how to start talking about the Fedwiki Happening publicly, to people who have not been a part of it. I’m worried that to people who haven’t experienced it it will be about as exciting and comprehensible as hearing someone narrate a dream, or an acid trip. Which, I suppose, makes it very … Continue reading Fedwiki Happening: I Don’t Know How to Start, So Let’s Just Type

Helping the Right Ideas Find One Another (FEDWIKI HAPPENING)

I’ve talked a bunch about Federated Wiki, and the idea a system like it could reinvent the way we talk on the we talk on the web, replacing our Twitter streams of reaction porn with something more substantive, connected, and iterative. So, imposing on people I knew across the intertubes, I decided to put together … Continue reading Helping the Right Ideas Find One Another (FEDWIKI HAPPENING)

This is what I mean by new modes of sharing (Fedwiki meets Dropbox Carousel)

File-based sharing based around pushing copies of good stuff to others. That’s what the federated wiki is about. For that reason I find newer efforts like this that push files around instead of references to be fascinating. This out today from Dropbox, a new product called Carousel: Photos of events such as graduations and weddings, … Continue reading This is what I mean by new modes of sharing (Fedwiki meets Dropbox Carousel)

A Simple Proposal for Killing Comments with Annotated Links

I would be interested to see what would happen if someone reconfigured blog comments as follows. Don’t call them “comments” call it “related pages” or “link annotations” or “Community Links” People have 140 characters and a link box at the end of the page. The way link annotation works is this: You, the reader, read … Continue reading A Simple Proposal for Killing Comments with Annotated Links

The Really Big One: A Course In Educational Technology for Fall ’15

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 … Continue reading The Really Big One: A Course In Educational Technology for Fall ’15