I have had several conversations as of late with folks about the dis-connect of all the connected learning taking place in Education 2.0. Randy Fullington, one of the Alabama Best Practice Fellows, commented how it was confusing tryng to navigate through all archived in the virtual learning community with all the resources we had gathered (much of it things edubloggers like you are creating and so willingly share) John Norton and I decided we had to come up with a better way to organize all we were pulling together around 21st Century teaching and learning.
Then Will Richardson, Darren Kuropatwa and I were talking the other day and the topic surfaced again-- around all the excellent resources we were all creating. It seems as if we are all working so hard in isolation and really duplicating effort in many cases-- which kind of smacks in the face of what connected learning could be...
Today Will posted this...
And to be honest, this is all stemming from a bigger burr in mybrain of late that has to do with the seeming randomness of all of thereally great work that people in this community are starting to create.It’s just feeling like it’s all over the place, and that if we could insome way get our collective act together, we could start creating anincredibly valuable resource. I know it’s all about small piecesloosely joined, but wouldn’t it be great to point the newcomers to onespot that was a clearinghouse for all of this work? Not to mention thevalue it would have to us old timers in terms of bringing people in. Imean all of a sudden, it seems like everyone has a wiki, and most allof them have great intent and good content. But there’s also a lot ofduplication of effort, and more importantly, dis-connection, at leastthat what it feels like to me.
Am I wrong?
And more importantly, what to do about it?
More conversation ensued and we decided the answer was to create EduWikipedia- the place for all edubloggers to get their act together!
What we need is a master Index where we can all link to all thingswonderful and good that we are doing in our own education 2.0 spaces.
The easiest way I see to do that is through a wiki. So please join me over on EduWikipedia- The place for us all to get our collective act together!
Password = connected
Share it wide and far in all your networks.
Together we can create a Table of Contents for a collectiverepository of Educational Web 2.0 related tools, resources, experts andso on.
After we create the sections in the Index– we still continue tocreate in our own spaces, we just link what we create in EduWikipedia–so we can all benefit from the awesome things we are all doing toimprove education.
Join me… help create this incredible resource!
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