I was meaning to blog this when it happened a couple weeks ago. I was unduly pleased to receive a celebrity Twitter “favorite” to a smart-ass retweet: One of things I love about this exchange is that Micheal McDonald’s Twitter bio clearly indicates he is aware of the wonderful no-budget web series Yacht Rock, and […]Read more "Brushes with Yacht Rock greatness… oh, what can I do?"
Cliff dwelling – Keet Seel – Kawestima – Navajo National Monument shared CC by Al_HikesAZ I noted the apparent efforts by unknown actors to alter the history of MOOCs on Wikipedia in my previous post. Partially in response, Darren asks “Am I safe in assuming $ has something to do with so many anxious to […]Read more "How resilient is “open”?"
Stephen Downes’s recently wrote a post on the great rebranding of MOOCs, arguing “MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.” It clearly struck a nerve with a lot of people I know, generating a remarkable amount of […]Read more "Punked"
J Cage – tapa shared CC by maulurizen I was sent this fantastic video by my friend and TRU co-conspirator Irwin: It took me a while to place the voice, but of course it’s John Cage. I’m reminded of a day more than a decade ago, when I was working as a “course development researcher” […]Read more "Abuse Cage"
C12_manifiestoBOBESPONJA_02 shared CC by AMASTÉ A quick note to share my latest excuse for sporadic blogging. Due to a somewhat unexpected resignation, I’ve been asked to serve as the interim Director of Marketing and Communications for TRU Open Learning until a new Director can be found. This position may seem a little odd given how […]Read more "Improbable"