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A start of wiki ideas in a completely organic messy wiki-like structure. Eventually spin out and transclude it back in, baby.


Generate participation, what can be a draw? Demo projects.


How to leverage media more, create more use? What can be connected to, borrowed from Wikimedia Commons? Run a featured image in front page?

This is neat- links to random uploaded file Special:Random/File


Smallest Possible Learning Online Tools (blame Brian). Lightweight, low overhead single purpose online tools that do not require logins, and thus location of hosting not an issue.

Other Possibilities

Blog Posts


  • TRU Writer
  • Content can be pasted in from MS Word, most standard formatting preserved
  • To be added- documentation for admin options, a user "how to use" guide page, and the linked docs on the editor form (appears now in a lightbox over the form)


The Notery

A platform for researchers, academics, teachers, students to share in light way way, their in process notes on how they solve problems, get inspired, etc.


Blog Posts

Daily _______

Not quite splot, but develop a Wordpress Theme for anyone who wants to run a Daily challenge site like ds106 Daily Create Responses to a DailyX would ne submitted by tweeting a reply to an account and including a link and a hashtag.

Blog Posts


A sandbox for other TRU projects; multisite set up at

  • Set of potential themes for portfolios added, for use first by Open Learn ID teams
    • Working demo with fake content, and menu to switch between themes
    • Create blogs for ID staff, each of them could use a different theme, and as at a site that could be clones as a template (Use Wordpress plugin to clone a demo site for new users)
    • Create a working page for ID department, use Syndication from staff blogs

Research Stories

Under the knowledge mobilization banner why not create a TRU version of - the theme is already built. Get your video crew to do short (3-5 minutes) with faculty, students- What their research means to them; what it means for other people.


Move from one shot workshop mentality, run a version of ds106 as a local/open PD series. Maybe its a seminar, or a cohort, or a working group, or a studio.

Mobilizing Knowledge via Digital Media and Narrative (yuck) Now recast as "You Show"-

Communicating the processes and outcomes of academic research to a general audience calls for both attracting interest and delivering important information (cite Randy Olson, Don't be Such a Scientist). Use methods of story arc, internet based media to spread both awareness and interest. Blah blah on managing a digital presence and participating in a larger community.

The structure is not a class. Regular suggestions distributed via web site for activities of practice, reflection, investigation into creating messages in transmedia (argh) forms. SO content/"assignments" are put out in advance, work is done independently, but networked via syndicated blogs to a hub (can be ds106, or can be one we run here). Regular in person meetings scheduled as means to convene, share, and support. Additional "drop in" lab hours as needed.

Use as parts of course:

What's the shitck? Metaphor? Theme? Studio? a band? Space Traveler? Get Smart? Use ds106 but not as overtly

  • 'Our Own Extras -- Narrating Out Loud the Work We Do Parallel with DVD Extras, compare the "movie" with the eduproduct- thesis, paper, lecture. What about the making of, the deleted scenes, the director's commentary?

~8 weeks? a Skeleton outline.

  • Monday: Introduce topic with post and video
  • Wednesday or Thursday: Schedule in person meetup
  • Tuesday, Friday: Open office hours
  • Sunday: Post weekly summaries
  • (0) Ramp up, prep / get ready. Set up a studio space- hosted TRU blog,, Blogger, tumblr, or even self hosted. Twitter, Youtube or vimeo. Create Kumu account Not about learning blogging. (use bootcamp prep units 1 & 2 and Prompt questions about interest area, how typical communication of ideas happens, how wide is the circle you communicate with about this work? How do you explain to your family?
  • (1) Week of Jan 12 Arcs and Shapes in story why entertainment works. What is share of reveal in a paper? a conference presentation? Audience. Expectations. Listening to audio.
  • (2) Week of Jan 19 Mobilizing Through Images photography, visual elements, power of captions
  • (3) Week of Jan 26 Mobilizing Through Visual Design elements of design
  • (4,5) Weeks of Feb 2 and 9 The Sound of Knowledge Mobilization audio (2 weeks) produce a mini documentary audio about your interest area
  • (6,7) Weeks of Feb 16 and 23 Video (2 weeks) - produce a Personal Interest Trailer video
  • (8) Week of March 2 Remix some sort of final, presentations March 6

Open Learning ID Group

Web site Ideas:


  • Webinar guest on the affordances of the open web for education; for #NPF14LMD "Learners and mobile devices: A framework for enhanced learning and institutional change", with Thom Cochrane, Auckland University of Technology (Oct 31, online)
  • ETUG Fall Workshop (Nov 13, Vancouver)
  • Discussion over coffee with Will Garrett-Petts on web publishing (Nov 21, 2014)
  • TRU OpenLearn ID meeting (Nov 26, 2014) Discuss ID web site
  • OERu Planning/Tech Working Group meeting (Nov 28, 2014) Notes
  • TRU OpenLearn ID meeting (Dec 4, 2014) Notepad: Theme Shopping
  • TRU OpenLearn ID meeting (Dec 10, 2014) Build session - set up ID sites on looking at theme sampler