Our guest was Ramit Sehti, co-founder of PBWiki. Our discussion included uses of wiki’s in education, a newsbreaking announcement, how to balance commercial activities with serving the educational community, and what’s on the horizon for PBWiki.
It’s been the summer of patent nonsense. With Blackboard announcing their patent that covers much of VLW/LMS based online learning and then filing suit against Desire2Learn we saw another example of an ever increasing trend toward a monopoly of control over the Internet. We are lucky to have two of the internets finest edu patent watchdogs coming on the show tonight: Alfred Essa and Michael Feldstein.
We’ll start out by walking through the issues, from D2L’s recent response to the suit filed by blackboard, to a pre-refutation of the arguments that Blackboard will be presenting for their users starting tomorrow afternoon. Anyone who is interested, please feel free to come out with your questions and your comments. All points of view are welcome.
An Interview with Daniel Kikuji Rubenstein, Math Department Chair at Collegiate School, New York, NY. We discussed Lesson Study (See The Teaching Gap), Blogging in Mathematics, and his new plans to start a new Charter School in Park Slope Brooklyn.