We have been developing a semantic platform for collaborative construction of knowledge networks of open educational resources. We have reached some level of stability and so would invite members of the community to visit and explore the site. The link to the site is: beta.metastudio.org
Here I will keep publishing a series of posts featuring some special features and a link to where the feature can be seen or a screenshot of the feature. In this post we feature a simple online orgmode editor implemented for collaborative editing of text.
Online Emacs Orgmode Editor
The site uses a very simple wiki style text editor that uses orgmode style markup (actually markDown). The typed text is processed directly by orgmode vida emacs on the server side script. The orgmode text as well as the automatically exported html are stored in the database. This editor is limited only by the knowledge of the user about orgmode use and the html export limitations of orgmode. It can have images, embedded videos, embedded java applets, or just about anything that we need to publish on the web.
The main highlight is the easy of use and very low learning curve. Students and teachers who have never been exposed to any wiki or web authoring have picked up the editing methods with least training.