An example of Viddler’s time-line commenting capabilities in Mark Pesce‘s 2008 talk, Hyperpolitics (American Style).
The ability to interact with online resources and collaboratively engage with others around those resources may well have the most profound impact on you and your colleagues as researchers and scholars. But to take advantage of the full potential of the collaborative, sharing aspect of these environments could require a rethinking of how and with whom humanities scholars work.
This week you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate tools that make use of social annotation. How useful could they be for our students? Do you think it’s possible to have our students use these tools to learn and share collaboratively if we don’t use them ourselves to support our own learning and sharing? Do you agree with Richard Miller, who challenges us to “push ideas into our culture”, by placing them out on the web, thereby “showing the world what the university is for and that’s for ideas that belong to no one.”?