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My quick thoughts, back stage, and rants as I try to Teach kids about the Web while learning how to help others build a better Web.

Greg McVerry

@cathieleblanc @chrisaldrich is a master at this stuff and wordpress, and always super helpful when I get stuck on stuff

Greg McVerry

This looks really cool from @beakerbrowser

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Greg McVerry

@toolness not but @beakerbrowser looks amazing. I can't wait to play.

Greg McVerry

@cathieleblanc stuff is getting really cool. Try the plug-ins on your blog.

Trying out other tools and thinking about all these new readers and what the reader/headless lms would look like. Ton of cool writing and now reading solutions emerging.

No video or videochat solution that I see as viable yet. That will always be key tool in learning, and its harder to say who should own that data the institution or the student(s) maybe best solution is have it just go away (chats not video uploads). Still some awesome audio upload options (iOS only I think).

Also not opposed to using the proprietary tools of institutions (Office 365, Google, Canvas, Blackboard) to build in principles of open learning. For my students saying, "Copy this Google Doc," is way more open than saying, "Fork this repo."

In my head I see all these tiny pieces coming together and I am always thinking about how this can help my students take ownership of what they learn and produce while in .

I also want to make it dead simple for us to remix each other's learning materials. We all teach the same courses let's remix stuff from courses, to modules, to activities. This is where I am trying to learn how other's have used metadata in the past and the balance between too much and overhead cost or making things too technical for every day.

I like the commons resources and builders, but I would also like to just submit my stuff in communities from a space I own. Communities can come and go. What is mine is mine. Until you make it, yours. Just want to make sure we all get the h/t. We need alt.P&T to make this work.

I also think we can seize momentum around and what is happening in social media to push our professional networks into the open. Everyone is suffering from membership woes (USA professional orgs). I think we need to move to a member recruitment rather than member only benefits. Keeping what we do behind a silo is just simply not aligned to the mission of what we do.

Watching at how different networks can be shaped using all of the readers I am seeing folks start to play with in the wild intrigues me.

Greg McVerry

reading about hopscotch made me think aback to all the fun conversations I had with @toolness after @mozilla x-ray goggle launched thinking about what if @firefox was the ultimate remix browser

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@ChrisAldrich It is also, I think, about making machine learning more accessible to teachers and academics long term.

So in my syllabus for example I have objectives: what if the meta data that I build into those could be connected to tags I put on replies to students?

I could see these being used in modeling to help surface patterns. I want to think long ball and also fight for open AI, machine learning, and machine scoring, especially in education spaces.

Keeping things as human readable as possible makes sense for this context

Greg McVerry

@ChrisAldrich Yeah I am at a purely philosophical use case thinkery stage right now. There are tools that repositories use that import data. They must be assigning metadata to fields.

I am thinking strictly in terms of @altmetric stuff for now and also thinking about building interlocked communities of open scholars in the future.

Is this a use case? Or too much overhead for the individual. A puzzle worth exploring.

Just kind of default to stuff I keep in HTML.

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This is what I am exploring.

For academics in our spaces whose , , , , philosophies align with principles would the tools like MicroPub and MicroSub and standards like webmentions not only make tracking the spread of our stuff, but more importantly encouraging the spread and spirit, without recreating another silo. Regardless of how open?

The OER Commons tools look promising and we would need stuff like that for most educators but I was trying to figure out what a DIY approach could look like as well.

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This is what I meant when I was discussing memes and images on the chat yesterday. We need pathways on to the web for creatives. Read every report about youth (US centric atleast). They want to to be the next Instagram and YouTube star not the next blogger.

I remember talking to @toolness when he first launched x-ray goggles about what a remixable browser could be. He always had the most amazing ideas here.

Then there was Popcorn and Zeega. Perfect early prototypes of how a remix AND attribution web browser could work.

And I am glad Mozilla took a stab at creating a browser for the creatives. I swear there were hints at this since all-hands 2014?? (last time in Portland) under a cheezier codename but that could be history mixing up with bad memory.

It is a good idea. Thank you Hopscotch team.