Mentioned before my affliation with 9 Rules Network. Enjoy the nearly daily feeds I get about new blogs they are supporting, as well as the subtle increase in traffic to "think:lab" because of it...and some great people I'm beginning to meet.
Today I hit educational/'future of learning' paydirt today when the 9 Rules blog/feed sent out word about the "Using Wiki in Education" blog written by Stewart Mader, a lecturer at Brown and a pretty bright guy. Mmm...wonder who might...just maybe...connect with this type of thinking??? (head's up, Mr. Lehmann...and the rest of you 'digital literacy' ed-tech guys and Web2.0 teachers out there!). Want to figure out how he manages to podcast every single blog entry. Robots or his own time/energy? Either way, I'm intrigued...and envious, too!
One post of his that caught my eye immediately was about using a wiki to take notes during a lecture...and editing it after the fact later that day/night:
Another useful one for the start of the academic year - WikiHow, the collaborative how-to guide that anyone can edit, has an article called How to Take Perfect Lecture Notes. After reading the suggestions for taking notes, then organizing and rewriting the later, I think creating a personal wiki site and bringing a laptop to class might be an optimal way to do this.
Imagine taking notes in your wiki, then simply editing those very notes and expanding them into more cohesive pieces of information. The ease-of-use of a wiki would enable you to refine and rewrite not just once, but in an ongoing way as you remember things from the lecture. You might even invite friends to edit your wiki, thus creating a collective repository of notes that you all can access at any time.
This brings a whole new meaning to “Can I borrow your notes?”
Mmmm. Could be a great solo project. Or a class project. Mmmm...Mr. Lehmann? Bueller? Bueller?