From IndieWeb

A study post is a kind of post that can indicate one or more activities involved in the learning process.

This page is a highly experimental stub to capture examples and broad thinking about what this sort of post might be or become as well as what types of interactivity between posts might occur between websites (of teachers and students or between students for example). While a variety of other post types like read, listen, and watch posts may be included or related to study posts, there may be reasons that students, teachers, tutors, and others may want to more specifically track or add mark up to such posts for a variety of potential interactions.

IndieWeb Examples

Proto examples

Chris Aldrich


There are a variety of silos, Learning Management Systems (LMS), platforms, and apps people use for studying including:

Learning Management Systems

MOOC based-systems

  • edX
  • OpenUniversity
  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning (aka
  • Udemy
  • Coursera
  • Khan Academy
  • Codecademy
  • Udacity


  • Degreed, a platform to "Find, capture, and measure all your learning."
  • Duolingo
  • Memrise
  • Anki
  • Mnemonsyne
  • - a highlighting and annotation platform geared toward the academic space and frequently used as a classroom-based tool
  • Genius (fka Rap Genius, aka News Genius, etc) - a highlighting and annotation platform
  • Diigo - for bookmarks, annotations and used by many in the education space
  • Open Study, a silo-based study platform that closed on 2020-01-31
  • Brainly, a studying/homework help platform


  • Coronavirus pushing education online heavily makes it more interesting for students and teachers to want to keep more of their resources and works on their own websites for future use, re-use, or review.
  • Evidence of learning activities can serve directly as notes for oneself as well as for other students and classmates.
  • Evidence of learning might be used for accumulating badges or other credentials/degrees.
  • Chris Aldrich has indicated:

    This particular post also makes me want to have a “study post” type/kind on my website. I’ve generally not been tracking it directly for things that aren’t otherwise reading, but it could include writing, listening, speaking, or otherwise working on educational related things that one might want to track: i.e. “how much time did I spend studying subject x?”

  • Audrey Watters has written frequently about the ills of corporations and their platforms targeting and abusing students and their data without necessarily providing value directly to the students
    • Examples to come
  • This post type might also include activities like active practice (practicing an instrument; compare with play which has a game and not an instrument connotation), and repetition which one might like to track.
  • Perhaps it's just the case that one might use one of the variety of other post types and simply attach a course related tag (subject/topic, course number, other?)
  • Some of these posts may indicate progress toward a goal similar to the UI within Goodreads that tracks progress within a book.

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