I visited a sociology class this morning. The instructor has an interesting collaborative writing project and we plan to use the KUMU Wiki for it. The purpose of my visit was to discuss why the wiki was being used for this assignment, and offer a basic introduction on how to navigate and edit in the […]Read more "How to go from hegemonic monopoly to utter irrelevance in a single generation"
We learn via an email from BCNet that the online video company MediaCore has been acquired (by Workday, who seem to be quite the behemoth in the making) and the platform is shutting down. As a result BCNet’s “MSO with MediaCore will no longer be operational.” Bummer. MediaCore looked like a promising option. Particularly because […]Read more "It happens"
I read with interest that Monsanto was making the pivot to becoming a big data platform. Looks like the markets are impressed. I suppose eventually at some point in our lives we’ll each have to make the pivot and become a big data platform. It’s a path we’re all walking, a personal-branding vision quest intent on finding […]Read more "Sayonara public ed, hello GMO-powered big data learning"
An Albertan politician gets existential, and in doing so succinctly and accurately summarizes where Canada’s political leadership sees value in our citizens’ lives: “…the only reason we exist is for the resources around us. If you take away the resources, there is no reason for us to exist.” Sometimes the priorities, policies and actions of […]Read more "The ineffable enigmas of existence are no puzzle to Canada’s ruling class"
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 by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and […]Read more "Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World"