Qwiki is a new way to search for information. It is still in Alpha – testing mode. It really looks intriguing. It reminds me of those early Star Trek episodes when they ask the computer for information about a topic.
One topic I searched was Alzheimer’s. It pulled up pictures, text and a computer simulated voice told me about the disease. It amazes me as I watch new technology and software pop up before my eyes and I realize I am watching history unfold in front of my eyes. I believe Qwiki is one of the tools that will revolutionize how we process information.
Check out the site at http://www.qwiki.com You are invited to look the future gathering and researching information. They are also inviting people to give feed back.
As I was reading a post on their blog, I came across this quote - “In the end, all we have, machine or human, are stories and methods of finding and using those stories” – Roger Schank. This statement really got my attention. I believe the future is about sharing those stories, because humans are hardwired to share their stories.
Related link: http://ilearntechnology.com/?s=qwiki&x=0&y=0 Uses in the classroom