Up in the sky! It’s a book! It’s a wiki!

Allow me to add my own shout-out for the eminent wikiologist Stewart Mader today, as it marks the publication of his book/wiki hybrid Using Wiki in Education, a welcome contribution to the canon.

What’s most notable about the book is its emphasis on actual uses of wikis in diverse educational settings, in the voices of the practitioners themselves — most of them new to me with the exception of the fabulous Cool Cat Teacher. Stewart was kind enough to offer me a sneak preview, and based on what I read there is much that is useful to those of us working to make open text editing work to support teaching and learning.

And I’ll be intrigued to see how the publishing model that Stewart has set up flies. It’s sort of a hybrid between traditional and open license approaches.

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