Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile Widgets, Microlearning and Intertwingularity

I am speaking at the Microlearning conference in Innsbruck – Austria next week. The topic I have chosen to speak on is: Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile Widgets, Microlearning and Intertwingularity

The session combines three distinct ideas – from different application domains

a) Widgets – Web and Mobile

b) The idea of mobility and

c) Microlearning and Intertwingularity

I believe we are living in a Widget Widget Web i.e. the Web as we know it has fragmented into a million pieces(Widgets) and these Widgets are being assembled into new, as yet undefined services.

The concept of Widgets lends itself to the ideas of Microlearning very well.

Widgets (both Web and Mobile) are ideally poised to exploit Microcontent and Microlearning – especially because they use open standards. My friend Judy Breck has done some great work in this area. She adopts the concept of Intertwingularity to education. Intertwingularity is a term coined by Ted Nelson to express the complexity of interrelations in human knowledge. Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged, people keep pretending they can make things deeply hierarchical, categorizable and sequential when they can’t. Everything is deeply intertwingled.

With a fragmented Web (and subsequently reused content away from its source) via Widgets, we see the fulfilment of Intertwingularity vision

Hence, my session explores the fulfilment of Intertwingularity via Mobile Widgets.

Anyone doing some work in this space or attending the conference, please email me at ajit.jaokar at and we can catch up


  1. Widget Squad says:

    Interesting topic, I have never heard of Microlearning.
    I will research more.
    Thanks so much.

  2. Hank Horkoff says:

    Big fan of you Mobile Web 2.0 book. It has inspired a lot of thinking here at Praxis Language on how we plan to deal with new opportunities that the iPhone will open up.
    Microlearning as a concept is new to me, but as a provider of language training podcasts, the components are very familiar. Currently, we are spending a lot of time thinking through how to push out our content through web/desktop widgets and full Facebooks apps. I would be interested in hearing more about your thoughts on how you see these individual components being re-assembled.

  3. Ajit Jaokar says:

    many thanks Hank. Happy to share some ideas with you and shall post my conference notes. Can email you my keynote talk if you want. email me on ajit.jaokar at kind rgds Ajit