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"
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, on my first visit to Los Angeles, to be sitting […]Read more "Beginning to process the LA Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon"
Structured Serendipity shared CC by Giulia Forsythe Sometimes encouraging developments sneak up on you. I’ve done my share of hand-wringing lately about the apparently dwindling fortunes of syndication. But a few very promising items have pulsed through my trailing-edge feedreader lately. From Gardner Campbell, this nugget of recursive wisdom: Web syndication really does think about […]Read more "Syndication and dead-easy open content reuse"
Jim Groom has a Bavalicious post with musings on where the web went wrong in higher ed, and I highly recommend you read it, as well as some very informed and thoughtful responses in the comments. I am posting an expanded version of my own comment here. Pat Lockley suggests a less sinister rationale for […]Read more "The web has solidified against us"
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”?"