In the case of collecting information for infrastructure improvements, it’s not that there aren’t people trying to do this already, or that there aren’t pockets of applications to help make this easier for our municipalities – it’s that many of the data stores aren’t well known, widely available and more critically shared.
Even a learner’s questions force knowledge sharers to bridge newly discovered gaps in their understanding, so learning in a networked sense isn’t that we’re all learning the same things at the same time. Rather, we’re all learning at different levels as we engage each other and bridge our cognitive gaps.
Much of this post relates to making a great iPhone app. Hopefully, you’ll connect the dots on how this might impact how you develop whatever else it is you’re developing.
SCORM 2.x will layout how open standards will work together — but it will spurn off an open source community to develop interoperable services for learning.