[microformats-discuss] Re: Blog post format challenge
geof at geof.net
Mon Aug 15 00:09:19 PDT 2005
Hello David, and welcome.
I do in fact know of eduCommons and OpenCourseWare. In fact, the reason
I'm here is my work with Cindy Xin on improving the discussion forums
for Moodle, the open source course management system. Her research
found that annotation and quoting mechanisms are valuable for students
in online discussions, but the software she developed was a desktop
application (TextWeaver). Now we're trying to implement similar
features on the Web.
David Wiley wrote:
>Coming out of the woodwork to introduce myself and chip in.
>David Wiley, professor of instructional technology, founder or
>OpenContent, and lead on the eduCommons project none of you will know
>about -- a customized plone-based cms for running OpenCourseWare
>projects like MIT OCW (http://ocw.mit.edu/). Did my dissertation work
>on what we calling "learning objects," discrete, reusable chunks of
>educational material meant to be used and reused. I've been anxiously
>following the microformats conversation in lurk mode because of the
>I believe my blog meets all of Tantek's criteria below -
>http://opencontent.org/blog/ - I'm using Wordpress and had almost no
>work to do at all. The one annoying thing was the way categories were
>labeled rel="category tag". I've since fixed so that now rel="tag".
>As we keep going, I'll be happy to throw my Wordpress hacks on the
>table for anyone who's interested.
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