Edupedia - a national domesday wikipedia project
John writes up tonight where we're at with the LTS proposal for an online encyclopedia-wikipedia on Scottish Education. The idea is to provide
- a source of definitive and highly detailed information on what is going on in Scottish Education, both in the past, now and in the future;
- a place where anyone who feels they have something to contribute to the matter can feel free to add to the resource;
- a place which may help other countries find the elements of our system which make us tick.
It is, of course, based on the collective intelligence of Scotland's teachers, educationalists, parents and pupils (it should be a place where all these perspectives can be contributed and offer a rounded account of our system at any point in time). It is also a move closer to the kind of constantly updated and fresh wiki version of Learning and Teaching Scotland's site that I have been keen to see. John asks how we might kick things off and the more I think about it the more sense it makes to go with our gut instincts - put up some a blank page and let them come, à la organic growth. If it's a resource that will be useful it will populate and be used from day one (although eBay, I found out from Robert (S), had not one hit the day it was launched, so maybe some LTS-ers might the first in there to ensure bare bones content from our own sites ;-)