EdTechTalk#65 – Discussion with Ramit Sethi of PBWiki.com

EdTechTalk#65

Sunday, Sept. 24


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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.

Nov. 30 Update:  For a transcript on another extensive interview with Ramit, check out Cody McKibben’s interview, Ramit Sethi Will Not Only Teach You To Be Crazy Rich…

Chat Transcript Below


EdTechTalk#65

Sunday, Sept. 24


Download mp3

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.

Nov. 30 Update:  For a transcript on another extensive interview with Ramit, check out Cody McKibben’s interview, Ramit Sethi Will Not Only Teach You To Be Crazy Rich…

Chat Transcript Below





09/24/06 19:00:48 cheryloakes: hello Alice

09/24/06 19:01:21 rentre: 😀

09/24/06 19:02:01 alicebarr: Hi cheryl

09/24/06 19:02:14 JasonR: Trying to record it now

09/24/06 19:02:20 JasonR: Ecamm says it’s recording

09/24/06 19:02:25 JasonR: That needs a prayer too

09/24/06 19:02:29 JasonR: 🙂

09/24/06 19:07:41 lee: Ah, my town..state college

09/24/06 19:08:53 dave: questions for pbwiki?

09/24/06 19:09:03 JenniferW: sorry — I came in late

09/24/06 19:09:08 JenniferW: Did they talk about the ads??

09/24/06 19:09:10 dave: http://pbwiki.com

09/24/06 19:09:12 Chris_Craft: any new features to make it more robust?

09/24/06 19:09:12 dave: k

09/24/06 19:09:13 JenniferW: and can we get it without them??

09/24/06 19:09:33 JenniferW: I switched from PBWiki due to ads to wikispaces

09/24/06 19:10:31 dave: ANNOUCEMENT

09/24/06 19:10:32 JenniferW: WOO HOO

09/24/06 19:10:32 dave: ALERT

09/24/06 19:10:34 tinusnr1: Hello everybody *)

09/24/06 19:10:40 dave: ANNOUCEMENT ALERT

09/24/06 19:10:43 Chris_Craft: yay!

09/24/06 19:10:47 sharon_(eebee1): super yay

09/24/06 19:11:23 JenniferW: can I blog about the upcoming teacher option??? or wait??

09/24/06 19:11:28 dave: do it

09/24/06 19:11:30 dave: don’t ask

09/24/06 19:11:34 dave: you don’t need permission

09/24/06 19:11:46 JL: you mean you haven’t blogged it already Jen? 🙂

09/24/06 19:11:48 lee: too true

09/24/06 19:12:01 sharon_(eebee1): 😀

09/24/06 19:12:02 JenniferW: 🙂

09/24/06 19:12:08 Cathy: I liked PBwiki but had to make another choice because of the ads

09/24/06 19:12:18 JenniferW: as did I — Cathy

09/24/06 19:12:23 sharon_(eebee1): Ads were a turnoff for me too

09/24/06 19:12:28 lee: what is your webpage

09/24/06 19:12:34 JenniferW: Cheryl Oakes — congrats on the Tech&Learning article!!

09/24/06 19:12:48 JL: http://www.stanford.edu/~ramit/

09/24/06 19:12:51 dave: http://www.stanford.edu/~ramit/

09/24/06 19:12:54 cheryloakes: Hey thanks,

09/24/06 19:12:57 JenniferW: I still have 2 wikis though at PBWiki — just not used for projects

09/24/06 19:13:17 JenniferW: should have been in the magazine cheryl and not just online IMHO

09/24/06 19:13:21 sharon_(eebee1): yes, using them for other things too

09/24/06 19:13:30 cheryloakes: Jen, I tried Vyew with my Seedlings and Alice B today

09/24/06 19:13:38 JenniferW: and???

09/24/06 19:13:41 cheryloakes: Thanks, for your comments

09/24/06 19:13:46 alicebarr: It was great!

09/24/06 19:13:48 cheryloakes: Maybe later in the mag

09/24/06 19:14:18 cheryloakes: The group loved it, and it was as crazy as your group last week, the nature of the beast

09/24/06 19:14:34 alicebarr: But everyone got it!

09/24/06 19:14:46 cheryloakes: that is true Alice, it was good.

09/24/06 19:15:01 cheryloakes: Hey, is there a skypecast for this now, I’ve been working on a workorder.

09/24/06 19:15:03 JenniferW: its a fun free program

09/24/06 19:15:38 cheryloakes: Alice, this is JenW who introduced me to Vyew!

09/24/06 19:15:48 alicebarr: Hi Jen

09/24/06 19:15:58 alicebarr: It’s a great program

09/24/06 19:16:01 alicebarr: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=37847

09/24/06 19:16:01 Cathy: I don’t know Vyew

09/24/06 19:16:34 JenniferW: vyew.com — collaborating software

09/24/06 19:16:43 Cathy: I’ll check it out

09/24/06 19:17:07 JenniferW: yes i just learned how to use the sidebar in pbwiki and then poof — next time I came on — they had made it easier

09/24/06 19:18:27 Cathy: I’m your NC gal if you make it free for educators

09/24/06 19:19:05 JasonR: afk

09/24/06 19:19:46 dave: http://pbwiki.com/edu

09/24/06 19:20:00 Chris_Craft: I’m in SC! So we can team up and take the Carolinas!!

09/24/06 19:20:06 dave: http://educators.pbwiki.com/

09/24/06 19:20:36 JenniferW: Me Me!!!!

09/24/06 19:20:40 JenniferW: email again??? please

09/24/06 19:20:42 Chris_Craft: Me too!!!

09/24/06 19:21:52 JenniferW: is the pbwiki.com/edu new????

09/24/06 19:21:57 JL: anyone in the skypecast want to be unmuted for a comment or question?

09/24/06 19:22:19 lee: ramit@pbwiki.com

09/24/06 19:22:22 JenniferW: ty

09/24/06 19:23:00 JL: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/

09/24/06 19:23:37 JenniferW: here is my pbwiki site — http://theincrediblejourney.pbwiki.com/?pwd=RHdhiMMF7e

09/24/06 19:26:33 JL: http://forums.pbwiki.com/

09/24/06 19:27:29 dug: need interwiki link support at least

09/24/06 19:29:30 JenniferW: cheryl — I just got your invite to vyew — 🙂

09/24/06 19:32:13 dug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wiki_farms

09/24/06 19:33:58 JL: http://bowling20.net/

09/24/06 19:34:10 JenniferW: virtual bowling or in real life??

09/24/06 19:36:21 JenniferW: thank you for the NO ADS wiki area — I will utilize PBwiki if it is adfree

09/24/06 19:36:47 JenniferW: not that the ads were bad — but I had to keep my kids at one site and not have the ability to click OUT of the wiki easily by way of an ad

09/24/06 19:37:01 cheryloakes: sorry, about the mic, it switched to internal.

09/24/06 19:38:42 JL: if anyone wants the mic, please let us know

09/24/06 19:41:26 JenniferW: email or site again please???

09/24/06 19:41:41 dug: pbwiki.com?

09/24/06 19:41:50 JL: ramit@pbwiki.com

09/24/06 19:41:52 JenniferW: he said something about educators —- and then too fast

09/24/06 19:42:06 dug: http://pbwiki.com/edu.html and http://educators.pbwiki.com/

09/24/06 19:42:12 JenniferW: LOL — I blogged about PB Wiki — 🙂

09/24/06 19:42:31 dave: http://educators.pbwiki.com/Advisory%20board%20members

09/24/06 19:42:52 JenniferW: thank you

09/24/06 19:42:57 JenM: Great show guys! Thank you!

09/24/06 19:43:14 cheryloakes: awesome, good stuff

09/24/06 19:43:21 JenniferW: very helpful show tonight — THANK YOU

09/24/06 19:43:23 sharon_(eebee1): great to hear Ramit and hear the great news about ad-free PBwiki

09/24/06 19:43:49 cheryloakes: later

09/24/06 19:43:55 JenniferW: however you all sound the same — its hard to tell everyone apart

09/24/06 19:43:56 Cathy: I’ll be waiting for the news

09/24/06 19:43:59 lee: yes nice to hear from silicon valley

09/24/06 19:44:32 JenniferW: i thought I had just gotten dave and jeff figured out and then ramit came in and sounds like one of them — grins not sure now. 🙂

09/24/06 19:44:39 sharon_(eebee1): I agree

09/24/06 19:44:46 sharon_(eebee1): had to figger out from context who was who

09/24/06 19:45:13 JenniferW: that pbwiki guy really sounded like one of them!!

09/24/06 19:45:22 dug: Here are some neat catalogs of the ways wikis can be used in a classroom: http://guzdial.cc.gatech.edu/squeakers/coweb-catalog.pdf and http://tecfa.unige.ch/proj/seed/catalog/net/catalog-eng.pdf

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