Rants

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

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Sniffing the Trails of Serendipty

(or if you are not linking the web you are just squatting on it) cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by mccun934 I’m part of a session at next month’s Open Education Conference on Analyzing and supporting interaction in complex scenarios: the case of DS106 thatb was suggested by Julià Minguillón and also […]

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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 […]