The pre-session bumper by Dr Jones.
Note: recorded audio for this session has been broken down into short chunks and placed with the accompanying images below. If you prefer a longer form listen, a longer cut is here (32 MB MP3), and the slideshow is online.
EAT THE DATA
Keynote / Intro (657 kb MP3)
Innovation not always a good thing (900 kb MP3)
As noted, Audrey Watters covered much of the history of innovation in
her excellent talk at CNIE two days earlier. I reference the work of Benoît Godin, particularly “καινοτομία: An Old Word for a New World, or, The De-Contestation of a Political and Contested Concept” available at csiic.ca.
Broken status quo
Innovation fatigue (1 MB MP3)
Sample from Benjamin Bratton’s We Need to Talk About TED
Disruption (1.9 MB MP3)
Again, Audrey covered this stuff very well in her talk so I cut this part short. I would also point to her
“Myth and Millennialism of Disruptive Innovation” and “A Future with Only Ten Universities”. I refer to Dan Carlin’s wonderful podcast Hardcore History, and you can still download his epic series on the Mongols.
Getting Better? (1.4 MB MP3)
This section samples
Bruce Sterling’s 2013 SXSW closing address. And listening here I realize I drew a lot of the framing and language for the “everything is worse” riff from Sterling as well.
The web we lost
The web we lost (2.7 MB MP3)
This section draws heavily on Anil Dash’s
“The Web We Lost”. (He followed it up with “Rebuilding the Web We Lost”.) I read from Tony Hirst’s “Innovation’s End”. I wrote about the travails of RSS somewhat recently.
The NSA/Snowden revelations open up a huge rabbit hole only alluded to here, but if you think Canada is not complicit in pervasive online spying, and have never heard of “Five Eyes”, maybe
start here. And then keep going.
The web we fell in love with
The web we fell in love with (3 MB MP3)
The “weird utopian Buckminster Fuller on acid idea of a university” that I worked at fourteen years ago was
TechBC. It may not have been quite that weird, but it was an inspiring and exciting place.
Bag Of Gold from Tim Owens on Vimeo.
Drawn from Gardner Campbell’s 2009
“No Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Education”.
Tame the web
Taming the web (1.6 MB MP3)
Drawn from Jim Groom’s
“Taming the Web”.
The LMS (1.5 MB MP3)
Technology is not neutral
Technology is not neutral (1.4 MB MP3)
Tannis Morgan’s CNIE presentation.
FIVE ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Argument one: systems
Argument one systems (1.1 MB MP3)
Reference to Tom Woodward’s
Argument two: silos
Silos (1.4 MB MP3)
Argument three: missed opportunities
Missed Opportunities (1.5 MB MP3)
Argument four: costs
Costs (1 MB MP3)
Argument five: confidence
Confidence (1.3 MB MP3)
Get rid of it
Get out (500 kb MP3)
Open – JIBC (650 kb MP3)
ABC of Autonomia Disreflexia, see also Rural Disaster Resilence Planning Toolkit, Introduction to Reception Centres and Group Lodging
CNIE 2014 Presentation
rMOOC: a learning and sharing platform
rMOOC (1.4 MB MP3)
rMOOC.ca, Ashok Mathur’s description, Alan Levine’s technical recipe
We take some calls (2.1 MB MP3)
D’Arcy is right. We’ve been talking this stuff for a long time.
For examples of well-rendered open platforms:
UBC Blogs, CMS, and Wiki. UMWBlogs. The Cuny Academic Commons and Blogs@Baruch.
Trailing edge technologies
Trailing edge (900 kb MP3)
“Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation”, references early cMOOCs, DS106, FemTechNet, Phonar, Lumen Course Frameworks.
Leading edge users
Leading edge users (1 MB MP3)
Mike Caulfield again.
New generalists (1.4 MB MP3)
References Novak Rogic,
“Generalists vs the Army of Waste”, and “One More on Generalists”. UBC CMS.
User innovation toolkits
Toolkits (448 kb MP3)
“MOOCs need to be user-innovation toolkits”.
Domain of One’s Own (1.1 MB MP3)
Domain of One’s Own page at UMW. They’ve also created this excellent video about the initiative.
Reclaim Hosting (1.1 MB MP3)
Reclaim Hosting site. Backstory. See also Kin Lane, “Reclaiming my Domain”.
“seamlessly sharing infrastructure”
sharing infrastructure (1.3 MB MP3)
“Next Generation Sandbox”, “Ghost from the Machine”.
A Culture of Innovation from umwnewmedia on Vimeo.
…a common value system that we are all working towards to make the future of education as accessible and equitably distributed as possible, while at the same time maintaining the humane and interpersonal dimension of learning that makes the whole enterprise meaningful—serial innovation is a mission not a happy accident.
Culture of innovation (812 kb MP3)
Innovation is… by SoundCamp (4.7 MB MP3)
Users drive innovation
User-driven (576 kb MP3)
UBC Math Exam Resources wiki, led and built by students. Sample question. Students just developed and released an Android app.
Utopia (474 kb MP3)
Background and links about this work from
CNIE presentation with Ken Simpson. Examples: Juana Zeme ( video); Abetopia ( video).
Our choice (642 kb MP3)
I am Tim Berners-Lee. I invented the WWW 25 years ago and I am concerned and excited about its future. AMA
The right way (1.9 MB MP3)