Requiring microblog post
Before going there we'd want to sort out SSL access to WikiEducator (which would be required by many/most OpenID consumers).
But I think we are talking about implementation, when I still don't understand the goal. Couldn't you just change microblog to microblog or blog and have users give you their preferred feed URL?
- you could still amalgamate everything with a given tag
- you would pick up users with blogs but not microblogs
- everyone would be free to log in where they wished
(Personally, I'd prefer a mailing list... but it is probably my age.)
I like mailing lists too ;-)
Perhaps there is a way of combining a number of technologies to achieve the goals. Specifically -- I'm keen to find a solution which:
- facilitates immediate student-student interactions, i.e. sharing thoughts and ideas as they progress through the materials. Something less onerous than drafting a blog post.
- scales well -- think of 500 plus participants per course
- is easy to aggregate a live feed of the tags
- does not require a significant learning curve for newbies
- does not require significant administration as set up on our end.
I was thinking of asking participants to create an account on identi.ca and giving instructions to subscribe to a group set up for this initiative. Twitter users can link their accounts to their identi.ca posts. We can also harvest the feeds from individual blogs users already use.
Let's have a chat and explore options -- still thinking ....