Google have just released a new product, somewhat similar to a blog, but more customised for the release of educational articles – the knol.  It’s designed to facilitate collaboration, and to allow the publishers to define access & rights.

We’re currently developing our material on the WikiEducator platform, but one of the downsides of working WikiEd-side is the lack of a WYSIWYG interface.  I’ve been saying every now and again that I see this as being one of the main barriers to collaboration on a wiki as the interface is much less intuitive than what people are generally used to.  Perhaps it’s time to move to the knol platform?