[Squeakland] Collaborative hypermedia authoring and Squeak
Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas
offray.luna at javeriana.edu.co
Tue Jan 16 18:13:41 PST 2007
It's the beginning of this semester and we, at university are starting
some courses using Squeak. The first one will start this Friday and will
have a month of duration. I was talking today with the people who will
take the course and they expressed their interest specially in the
creation of collaborative hypermedia with Squeak.
The people who going to start the course is working with new
technologies and education. They have some experience with learning
management systems, like Black Board and social software like mediawiki.
They have different background from engineering, graphical design,
education and literature, and they want seriously to integrate Squeak in
the virtual learning experience in the University. They have proposed
three narrative "excuses" for the authoring: city maps (stories of
places), travels (stories of journeys) or moving from home to home
(stories of the things that we have in home).
I know that Squeak spirit is also "to provide computer support for the
creative spirit in everyone" and educative correlate make a lot of
sense for the scenario that we have here. We can create hypermedia
stories with bookmorph and some other morphs... but I'm thinking in the
collaborative part of the experience, because I have never made
collaborative authoring (or even programming in Squeak). Monticello is
more for programmers; I have heard of Nebraska but never use it. I have
browsing quickly the SqSqueak site and I see a category on the Object
Catalog called "Collaborate", with things like Nebraska Server, Fridge,
Badge and so on... even there is a server with boards that can be
shared, but seems to need some kind of plugin to be used (I think that
is the Squeak plugin for the browser)... will be really nice to know
more exactly where to find more documentation on this category and
collaboration in general in Squeak.
Any advice, intended activities, pointer to documentation or ideas about
for this course will be greatly appreciated. I think that it's a good
opportunity to spread the Squeak word. I'm all ear and eyes and will be
waiting for your advices on how to proceed.
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