Rants

In which I bark and growl about things that get under my fur.

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License to ________

Can the movement to try and make things open also make the simplest act of sharing that more complicated? Do we really need licenses and legal language on everything? Are there not things out there that implicitly we share (air?). I’m going to likely land way off mark here. I fully understand the reasons for […]

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Everything is a Repeat

As part of our video section os ds106 we have our students watch part two of Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix so they have an appreciation for the common borrowing of cinematic elements as well as to help them question the notion of “originality” (we ask thema s well to look at Raiders of […]

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We Can Flip More Than Classrooms

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by thebassoonist12 If a classroom can be flipped to make better use of time and group processes, why are we not flipping more things? I’ve spent three days in Austin attending a conference in the same model going back how Ook ran them in 2500 […]

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on acknowledgement

Disappointed with people I consider online peers who are up in arms about #OpenBadges & #ConnectedLearning. As if ideas are ‘owned’. Gah. — Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw) March 6, 2012 I am fairly sure I can draw the dots as to what Doug is Gah-ing about. Badge bashing is flashing about, but it was hardly “up […]

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Wrong End of Credentialing Stick

cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo shared by Tambako the Jaguar I am riding on a train, watching the archive of Higher-Ed Live interview with Audrey Waters. She and host Seth Odell are bantering about the possibilities of the hither to change everything MITx, the Stanford AI course and Open Badges as well […]

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TED, Shmed

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by eatmorechips Stephen Downes is not enamored by the TED machine: TED has certainly figured out how to monetize learning – and Alan Levine notwithstanding a big part of that, I would say, lies in offering opinions and talks that are safe for business people […]

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Your Work Speaks for Itself

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog You might wait for someone/something to condone your credentials. To me, it is of even more importance that you always be doing that effort yourself to make sure there is evident of what you are capable of. Why wait passively for some sticker? Yes, I […]