This follows on a previous post r.e. the problem with (non-OSS) free stuff.
I’ll keep this short.
Lifehacker has a great regular thing called Hive Five for software/productivity recommendations. It goes like this:
- Question asked: ‘What’s the best x for y?’
- People respond.
- Five most mentioned in a positive way become ‘recommended’.
We should totally do this for education. I’ve created a wiki at http://eduhivefive.wikispaces.com in anticipation. :-p
Perhaps, given the demise of Etherpad, we could kick off with: “What’s the best online tool for collaborative writing?” and use #eduhivefive and #writing as hashtags?
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