It's taking me awhile to move from being primarily a hip hop web media guy and to start focusing more deeply on College Textbook News. However, it's gotten me posting at Cultural Research again, now with an explicit focus on disruptive innovation in higher education, and where I'm headed with College Textbook News is becoming much clearer.
In addition to building a legitimate B2B textbook industry web site with related services, I more generally want to inhabit that space where folks are exploring how technology can disrupt education related enterprises in a positive way. Not all will be good but I do believe that the potential for more affordable yet higher quality options exists from the level of textbooks to advanced education.
However, since some of my interest in textbooks involves marketing outlets to college students, I've decided to continue some of my blogging about hip hop at Hip Hop Logic, a revived site, and at Ill Moves: Hip Hop Dance. In addition, I'll continue my activities at Hip Hop @ netweed.
So I'm keeping connected to hip hop and youth culture and considering some new projects at netweed but mostly planning to focus on College Textbook News with related work at Cultural Research.
Note: I've just started doing some open web resource gathering for the University of the People's library service and am pondering the development of additional open education resources. These will be reported on mainly at Cultural Research though I will also be discussing open textbooks at College Textbook News.