LO-blog community meeting

Let’s pretend that a major foundation that is interested in the intersection of learning objects and online community had approached me about sponsoring a meeting of people with said interest, and I had funding to bring 12 or so people…

H2O everywhere, but wither FLE3?

“H2O”: is a new discussion system out of Harvard that provides scaffolding that overcomes many of the traditional complaints about threaded discussion activities in formal courses. Now if only they supported scaffolds for arbitrary discourse grammars like “FLE3”: we could…

LOs, Libraries, and CPAN

It occured to me today that learning objects, and the “EduCommons”: project in particular, could learn some interesting lessons from libraries and CPAN.

A Modest Manifesto, 0.5

It is high time for instructional technologists to get serious about extending free, high quality educational opportunities to everyone. Literally. This modest manifesto lays out a context, rationale, and initial roadmap from here to there.

Improving my blog… with no content at all!

Tonight I’ve added “Brad Choate”:;s excellent “Textile plugin”: and John Gruber’s “SmartyPants plugin”: to the list of mayhem and mania the reusability.org blogs support. Here to quick-typin of some purty text.