I have to confess that Badges are one of those edu-topics that is a source of bemusement. I think I am clear on the mechanics of how they are supposed to function, and what they represent. But seeing how excited some very accomplished and smart thinkers get about badges, I keep thinking I must be […]Read more "Meaningful Accreditation"
So there is a slick new interface on the Creative Commons Choose a License page. Nice work. One of its features is informing the user whether or not the selected license is a “free culture” license. Let’s ignore that as of now we still lack a clear definition of what “non-commercial” means (I understand the […]Read more "Can you use “free culture” works in an LMS?"
Video: No Content Let us speak of writing, poetry and music. Paintings. Pictures. Sketches. Works of art. Jokes. Stories. Films and videos. Jam sessions. Remixes. Plays and operas. Animated GIFs. Crafts and conceptual freakouts. Garden plots. Manifestos and recipes. And educational resources, readings, essays, lectures, lessons, projects, debates and discussions. Provocations and reflections. Meditations and […]Read more "No Content"
ECC sighted at Boblo Office Building by Tony Lafferty on Flickr “I’m sorry to say that this is likely only the first of many uses of “Open Education” by a company that appears to have very little or nothing to do with promoting open education. Darn.” — David Wiley, “Openwashing – the new Greenwashing“ Also […]Read more "Open — it ain’t what it used to be…"
Scouting Range Life by MrGluSniffer Various reasons for the silence on this blog through June, among them a fun trip east with the family (eternal thanks to our host Grant Potter and his wonderful family)… But things have not been quiet. In fact, the past month counts as among the most hectic periods of my […]Read more "Programming note… big Abject changes a-comin’…"