Yup, I skipped my 200 level session for the blog… it was basically more of the same from my 100 session.

So, Session 320::Rapid Online Prototyping. (The link is the wiki page from the conference… pretty cool stuff.)

Richard Culatta led the session, demonstrating how freely available tools could be used to create content iteratively and quickly. This is a concept near and dear to my heart. Blogs are one of many tools that I believe can be aggregated to create great learning content. I’m fascinated by the tools of the web as well (youtube, flickr, etc).

Richard used several free tools (Thinkature, Fauxto, etc) to similar effect. Here’s the problem:

The process is disjointed. I can grasp the leap between the tools, figure how they fit together. But it’s not immediately apparent. In the course of the session, it was obvious that the tools are not entirely ready, and they certainly aren’t tightly integrated. How do you put it together elegantly? How do you best aggregate these tools?

Tim is the chief innovation and product officer with our parent company LTG, though he used to be CEO here at Rustici Software. If you’re looking for a plainspoken answer to a standards-based question, or to just play an inane game, Tim is your person.