Plug yer ears. It's another Alan cover song. And its pretty horrible. This one has been in my mind a while. First, I really really like Cracker's song Teen Angst, it's a rocker and a half (and the video even has a dalmatian running around in it) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42V8CqWw0xM with that lyric What the ...

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Dumb idea. Why did this little worm crawl in my head today? https://twitter.com/cogdog/status/605454183727120385 Someone was tweeting about the end of an open course. I have this thing about talking about the finality of something. Some things should end. But if it's an open ended experience, why cement the fate with a pronouncement? ...

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You're an explorer out there on the intrepid waters of educational technology, sailing the hand made frigate with a few trusty colleagues. You've faced tsunamis, avalanches, world flattening forces. And then some IPO funded black ship from Silicon Valley sails in and plunders all your reputational booty. What else can ...

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Since Coursera so kindly seems to share courses it thinks I might find useful, as a CogDogBlog Snarkity Service, I have sent them an email with a few course recommendations. They seem to know very little about other open courses, and what came before (and after) them. Some course recommendations ...

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Blame Mike... https://twitter.com/holden/status/568875343165071360 How can I avoid such a calling? AT&T's 1983 rollout of the Viewtron System and Sceptre Videotex Terminal hits it all- information overload, online shopping, banking, and school, all with majorly poofy hair, and maybe some of the best eyebrow raises in corporate video history and some background upbeat midi ...

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It starts, as often it does, with a tweet... https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/563176357576712192 Audrey's series on The History of the Future of Education is more than book worthy. In her latest, The Automatic Machine, Audrey takes us more into this past future history. I've read previous bits by her about Sidney Presser and claims for ...

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Skip to the next post or elsewhere on the web if some juvenile mashup humor is not your cup of joe. These things get said on the web, and it's almost a reflex I cannot control. Must. Photoshop. This. https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/544575853179314176 Even before I clicked the link to the Big Think short video of ...

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Oh chastise me for a sleazy blog post title, and worse, for probably some bad taste in Photoshoppery. But I see these things, my little teenage brain starts whirring, and then I have to drop what I am doing for a half hour of mashing up. A few days ago the ...

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Having accomplished the tsunami wave riding disruption of higher education, Coursera is not resting on their laurels or profit line. No, the crushing of the archaic system is more than imminent, it's cruising at 35,000 feet. In December 2015 the Learning Really Begins. At 30,000 feet, online higher education isn't the most ...

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With all the buzz about the Grand MOOC Pivot of Saint Sebastian that word could not help but transport me back to my 1970s youth and the classic game of Pivot Pool (I had this game, but to date, have never had a real pool table). cc licensed ( BY SA ...

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Just because I can... (see it super sized) I got to thinking about Morgan Spurlock's self experiment on fast food after reading the ever rapier like Jonathan Rees Sentence First-- verdict afterwards: What kind of professor "experiments" in front of tens of thousands of students? Gerry Canavan is right "“ one who ...

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