Originally posted on On the Way to Somewhere Else:
As a life long and life wide software entrepreneur, I love building software systems. Well, to be truthful, I love doing the user research and design of the system. Once the system is designed, then it is just that small matter of programming with all the glorious messiness.
For the past several months, I’ve been thinking about, researching, observing and designing what I’ve been calling the “content in context” software application. At the same time, I’ve been working with colleagues to envision what an idealized design of a university might look like to provide 21st Century Learning. A key part of higher learning is the production of knowledge which can then be learned in an expeditious fashion by the student.
Through pointers from Cathy Davidson and others in the HASTAC research group, I investigated Learning, Freedom and the Web along with the Be You book draft. I wrote about Learning, Freedom and the Web in a previous blog post about Badges. The Learning authors begin their “book” (in PDF, web, and hard copy form) with the following comments: