For some at my university, the spring break is here. For us, not so much. Our Winter 2021 semester rolled straight into Spring/Summer session, still almost entirely taught virtually. Like many of you, we definitely wear the scars of the past year, and we are under no illusions that the anticipated return to campus in […]Read more "Re-emergence"
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"
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center I was a minor player in an episode that is known, in my mind at least, as The Great Attribution Hubbub. Short version: via trackbacks and alerts from friends, some bloggers who tilt to the open side of the […]Read more "A little friction can be a good thing"
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?"
I’ve written many times about Jon Beasley-Murray’s awe-inspiring work with Wikipedia in his courses. I’ve always hoped that this approach could be applied more widely, so when Dr. James Heilman, another UBC Wikipedian, offered to hook us up with the Wikipedia Education Program (WEP), I was enthused. Last fall, we had a very well-attended session […]Read more "More Wikipedia Course Grooviness"