So I’m thinking Blogger.com blogs (no comment spam, no setup for me, they own it completely; no trackbacks but c’mon, comment spam is too high a price to pay), a fictional “reality show” project in Flickr (no, I’ve not quite figured that one out yet, but I can just feel that it’d be cool), make something collaboratively in a wiki, maybe contribute something to the Norwegian version of the WikiPedia, and then the standard group website project but using a web-based project management site to experience that kind of group interaction, and hopefully, help the groups to work together better. And no, the university’s CMS won’t do all those things. No single system will.
(Emphasis added). Is there anything radically new about a teacher selecting from a wide range of sources (rather than a “one size fits al” approach) the best resources and methodologies to help her students learn? Isnt this been what good teachers have done for centuries?
This is how the internet game is played by the best, CDB readers. It is pulling together a loosely collection of often free, discrete tools that can do things your bloated, creaky enterprise systems would not consider until the 18th fiscal quarter. It is accepting that the technology may fail (and living with that) or may need to be changed. It is a new technology world order, of chaos, movement, things that go bump in the night… It is how the world operates. It is not for everybody, but the sooner we can move people towards acceptance of this reality, the better.
Get with the game.