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May 29, 2007

Another 2.0 format I found attractive was Start Page technologies. There is a whole pile of these available free online and again they allow you to pull in different things and to share parts of a site that may be written to by anyone. Alternatively you can make it read-only or restrict co-editing to a named few. Great for distributed group authoring and projects! I had a go with one called Protopage and really liked it. So much so, I made it my pet web site http://protopage.com/nickbowskill

These last 18 months I've been working in an elearning project consortium of Chinese and UK universities and when we were out there last I showed it to one of the Chinese partners. They were fascinated with it and we've been playing around with some of these things to explore ideas. See what you think if you haven't already tried shareable co-editable start pages.


Nick Bowskill

Lancaster University eChina Project Team

and Freelance e-learning worker 


Email: n.bowskill@lancaster.ac.uk



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  1. Hi Nicholas,

    I also use protopages. Itis my home page in my laptop.

    I especially like its feed feature and use it to "gather" most of the blogs I read and the podcasts I listen to.

    Cristina CostaCristina Costa on Tuesday, 29 May 2007, 22:05 UTC # |

  2. Hi Cristina,

    I think it looks great and I'm not surprised its popular with yourself and others. Have you tried it out for shared authoring at all? I haven't got going much on that but it'd be fun to have a go wouldn't it? Maybe we could organise something from here. Would you have a topic we could work on in protopage? Maybe social networking or collaborative course design?




    Nicholas BowskillNicholas Bowskill on Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 09:42 UTC # |

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