Google Knol Released Early This Week


Collaboration is the big buzzword of the year. Goolgle, that is trying to invest time and efforts on anything that has “potential”, is trying once again (after Google Docs) to tap that market.

They just released Google Knol which is a mix of collaborative authoring and community. The community aspect allows for search for specific subjects (or authors) and rating of the content. The UI is very simple (like most things Google) and discplays related content and a short author profile, for example. Users can rate, comment, email and print articles. A revision list is another interesting feature, all very well organized spatially within the User Interface.

Interesting move… and again, the question: how can we use this for learning situations? The answer seems obvious…

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