Stewart Mader and John Willinsky separately discussed how we imagine the wiki in new and powerful ways. Stewart Mader did an excellent job of giving an overview of re-conceptualizing the wiki space as a collaborative, distributed publishing platform, while John Willinsky gave a pointed example of how wikis are informing the way his classes create, organize, and share their experience as student teachers. His classes have created an on-going repository of lesson plans for K-12 teachers using this wiki -a brilliantly conceived framework for the knowledge management that a well-organized wiki is so good at. Moreover, the community is centered around building professional and personal resource for thinking, learning, and teaching. Willinksy is also a part of the Public Knowledge Project that highlights open access -so much here in relationship to the vision of open source and an intelligent use of the tools.
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Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
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