๐Ÿ’ฌ HyperDocs: Evolution, Purpose & Intention

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This is part Google rolling a great new service and part Google taking one more step to destroy the open web. The concept of ‘HyperDocs’ emerges from the tools GSuite provides enabling teachers and students to create using Google Docs. Greg Kulowiec doesn’t define ‘HyperDocs’ directly but instead talks about the ways student and teachers can interact using Google Docs. What would be really great would be an open web designed with that capacity – much the way Tim Berners-Lee intended it in the first place. Maybe something like that is coming. In the meantime, we can use Google Docs.

I find the whole ‘HyperDocs‘ thing interesting Stephen. I think that the online nature of GSuite has led to the association. However, as Alan Levine has shown with thinks like SplotPoint, the answer does not always have to be Google. The challenge is the ease of use, especially in regards to the ability to copy a template. I am not sure if this is what Doug Belshaw is trying to achieve with Moodle.net?

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  1. Replied to HyperDocs: Evolution, Purpose & Intention by Aaron Davis Aaron Davis (Read Write Collect) I find the whole โ€˜HyperDocsโ€˜ thing interesting Stephen. I think that the online nature of GSuite has led to the association. However, as Alan Levine has shown with thinks like SplotPoint, the answer does not always have to be Google. The challenge is the ease of use, especially in regards to the…
    Iโ€™ve read a bit about Hyperdocs over the last few years. It has never made complete sense to me, it seems to be trying to recreate webpages with google documents.
    I wonder if https://glitch.com might point to a better way? It certainly would solve the template problemโ€ฆ

      1. in reply to: @mrkrndvs
        Aaron, thinking a bit more about this, the Hyperdocs concept seems like a great idea, but the idea of using โ€˜documentsโ€™ instead of webpages feels wrong. I thought of glitch (Which has nice version control provided by git, not giit hub) as it has a friendly remix button. You do get into complicated territory, seeing assists, html, styles and js files to kick off. I started imagining a glitch with a WYSIWYG editor. Then I wondered about WordPress, would it be easy to have remix post button that would add to the clipboard the contents of the post. One one site I run Iโ€™ve got a duplicate this post plugin. I imagine it would be possible, on a multi-site, to have a button that could be added to a post that would clone the post to a draft on the viewers own blogโ€ฆ Might be one for @cogdog

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