I work on the social, semantic web. I’m close to finishing up a Ph. D. at The Open University, UK. My thesis is on “Peer Supported Problem Solving and Mathematical Knowledge”, and I expect to submit in April, 2013.
This research is developing in the context of PlanetMath.org, a popular community-created mathematics website run by the US-based nonprofit PlanetMath.org, Ltd. — where I also serve on the board of directors. I am bringing to bear a range of “semantic technologies” to enhance the peer learning experience on PlanetMath.
My main hobby (which has also been very useful in my thesis work) is further research on peer learning and peer production, which I call “paragogy” or “peeragogy”.