I am pleased to announce the following features within the first prototype at http://speedgeeklearning.com:
- 57 Videos of Ignite Presentations from around the United States (Boulder, NYC, San Fransisco, Columbus, and many others)
- 8 Different Sessions answering attempting to answer the following questions:
- What is your life story?
- What does it take to create something from scratch?
- What is possible in health care?
- How should we be thinking?
- What can business be?
- What is the future of education?
- How does social media change us?
- What is great design?
- A single flash user interface for interacting with all videos (A carousel of content)
- A hide and unhide collaborative document (Etherpad) on each session that allows for you to contact the individual presenters about their projects and give your own answer to the question on the session.
- A chat interface for each session that allows for real-time conversation about any single video or the entire collection
- The ability to share SpeedGeek Learning via e-mail, twitter, facebook and all of the other services that come along with “Share This”
I would love it if you would test out all of them and see what there is to see. I would also love any feedback that you can provide this prototype, either by simply e-mailing it to me or by leaving comments on the Planning site (if you don’t have access to that yet, let me know).
The other two things you can do to help the project at this point are as follows:
- Think of any way that you could use the SpeedGeek Learning platform within your own work. If there are any videos that you use and would like to collaborate upon, let’s set you up with an instance of your own. If there are certain big questions you would like to answer, let’s answer them with video and collaborative documents. Start to think about pushing the platform to be what you would like it to be. I am up any ideas you have. Just let me know.
- Spread the word that the prototype is available. I would love to get as many people answering these questions in the collaborative document and passing the link around as possible. If you feel the need to blog about it, do so. If you feel the urge to tweet, please do so. I pushed out the initial idea, but this is the first version that I can actually show off.
Thank you so much for your continued interest. I can’t wait to get to phase two, which will include:
- Recording your own videos within the interface.
- Analytics about individual video views
- Greater collaboration with the presenters of the sessions
- More ways to organize the sessions
- Further design work to flesh out the platform