Connect me, dawg…

My past performance in open online courses might be described as sluggish and non-responsive, but Connected Courses looks too fun and useful to simply roll over for… Here’s hoping this post (intended to allow the CC Blog Hub to get its hook into me) is…

Bat crazy

At some point in my adult life, I began to really dig bats. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I realized that bats were flying all around me at night. I had never noticed them. Ever since, I get a little thrill every time I…

Beginning to process the LA Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon

Parts of the 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization were filmed at “The Church”, a 1920′s-era Baptist house of worship in Hermosa Beach that eventually came to be a rehearsal/living space ($16 a month) for Black Flag. It was a bit of a trip,…

The sound that’s made by worms…

If you need a highly-amplified act to play your family gathering or children’s party, Breaking Band will show up at your place on a flatbed trailer wearing black t-shirts ready to crank on the kid-friendly tunes. And the little ones can totally rock out with…

Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World

It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck…