Where did all the conversations go about “EduGlu” apps? Maybe people are doing it rather than writing about it…
Well, here is a nice example from the Maricopa trenches– Shelley Rodrigo teachers a Cinema Class at Mesa Community College and has pretty much set up her class across a trio of Web X.0 tools. The course content for HUM 210: Contemporary Cinema is hosted at UniBlogs.com as are the student blogs listed on the sidebar.
The assignments include things to be blogged, as student watch and write about films they look at, and in addition, they are asked to “furl” their resources (see the “Student Furls” on the sidebar).
Shelley is also asking them to use an “aggregator” ? ?RSS glue tool called GritWire (that was a first for me) that allows not only aggregation, but searches from among a number of user selected sites.
She had another good reason for choosing this tool that I am sadly forgetting now (and hoping she pipes in via my comments). She has been in direct contact with the software developers, getting features added/modified, and even I heard reciprocated when she was in Chicago for a conference by buying them a round of beers. How is that for social software? Maybe more than Shirkey’s “Stuff That Gets Spammed”, Social software is “Stuff By People You Want To Meet and Drink Beer With”.
I am excited to see this kind of real world use of “Rim. Mix. Learn” or “Small Pieces Loosely Joined”, or “Innovative Faculty Trying Cool New Stuff…. 2.0”