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"
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"
I was honoured to be invited to deliver a keynote at the CNIE conference being hosted here at TRU. But with the other keynotes being Audrey Watters and Nancy White, I knew I would be held to a very high standard. Desperately casting about for a gimmick, I stumbled across an idea that worked better […]Read more "CNIE Session: “Eat the Data: Reclaiming Innovation” with Dr. Jones"
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by Sylvia Currie I’ve been scrambling this week to gather my forces coming out of a rather busy month, and in advance of a trip to NYC next week. So this will not even attempt to recap the experience of hosting CNIE here at TRU last […]Read more "CNIE was a hoot and a howl"
“If you have three Pepsis and drink one, how much more refreshed are you? You, the redhead in the Chicago school system?” “Pepsi?” “Partial credit!” Kind of humbling how a few seconds of animated comedy can effortlessly make so many of the points I’ve struggled with over a decade of doom-mongering… One more reason for […]Read more "Partial credit"