Brian’s bliki and a history of EDUPUNK

I have been waiting patiently for Brian to return to the blogosphere since this whole EDUPUNK thing took off, primarily because him, Gardner, and D’Arcy (who is one of my heroes) got me into this whole DIY EdTech thing that is resonating with so many throughout the internets—which I find really exciting.

So, when I saw Brian’s post about distributed publishing frameworks I was thrilled to see he has solved something that folks have been talking about for a while, namely the bliki, or a hybrid/mashup of a wiki and a blog. Embedding wiki sections into webpages, blog posts, and anything else you can get your hands on is a crucial link in the syndication structure he has been pushing towards for a while now, this is huge! Check out the screencast.

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After that, to add genius to genius, he offers up a post that I will be spending most of my weekend enjoying — he provides an unbelievable historical context with the amazing “You can learn a lot about punk from a folk song…,” now there is an instructional technologist who has some insane cultural range and imagination.

I can’t define EDUPUNK, but I know it when I see it, and I see it regularly over at Abject learning.

But if someone forced me at gun point to take a stab at defining EDUPUNK, I think I would defer to Scott Leslie’s awesome comment here:

You know what, if the term bugs you, that’s fine, don’t use it, but do enable, liberate, disrupt, tear down, build up, do. And recognize bankruptcy and phoniness when you see it, and even when you’re scared about the possible results, resist it.

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4 Responses to Brian’s bliki and a history of EDUPUNK

  1. peter naegele says:

    Found you through Barbara S…..great stuff!

    edupunk is the REAL web3.0!

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  3. Mikhail says:

    Sure, sure. “I’d like to thank the Academy and all the people who . . .”

  4. Scott Strand says:

    Love the concept/ideology of edupunk. Educating outside the “box” is what the next generation of learners will need.

    Is one who does edupunk then an edupunker? And, if you are doing edupunk are you then edupunking?

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