Welcome to Powerful Ingredients
May 28th, 2009 by Wesley Fryer

Welcome to the “Powerful Ingredients for Blended Learning” blog! Karen Montgomery and I have been collaborating for many months on this writing project, and are enthused to be finally getting this book writing effort underway this spring and summer. Our goal is to have a draft of the book finished by August. As we write chapters, we are publishing them to the Powerful Ingredients wiki site. We’re using a Google Site for this, since Google Sites allow users to easily embed Google Documents (which we’re using to collaboratively write this book) into individual webpages. As soon as we make an update to a chapter on Google documents, the published version on the wiki includes the change(s). This is “publish at will” collaborative writing!

Atlas, it's time for your bath
Creative Commons License photo credit: woodleywonderworks

The result of this is, if you’ve found your way to this website, you can preview our book and provide us with feedback as it develops. We’re not positive, but we may keep this electronic version of the book available and free even when we have the book for sale both as a printed text and an ebook. It’s hard to know what are the right choices in our digital publishing landscape! Seth Harwood’s recent post on Open Culture, “How I Sold My Book by Giving It Away,” speaks to the value of giving away content to gain an audience as well as attention. We’re not positive we’re on the right track, but we know we’ve got some good ideas to share so we’ll just see how this goes.

Thanks for stopping by. While you’re here, please consider joining our Powerful Ingredients Learning community, which we’re creating on Ning. This will be one way readers of the book can extend and blend learning experiences to the web on an ongoing basis.

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This is going to be an exciting journey for us all! Welcome aboard!

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