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…"
On those many occasions when petty discouragements threaten to send me into a tailspin of recrimination and despair, I turn to a remedy that nearly always sets me right. I merely have to glance at the “Recent Changes” index on the UBC Wiki to be surprised and heartened by how people at our university are […]Read more "Just follow the crumbs (journey into incredible open educational content architecture)"
oH . . rHizoma dream . . shared CC by jef safi (writing) Kai Nagata, Why I Quit My Job Right now, there’s a war going on against science in Canada. In order to satisfy a small but powerful political base, the PMO is engaged in a not-so-clandestine operation to dismantle and silence the many […]Read more "fragments in search of synthetic analysis or refutation"
From the same people who brought you the Vancouver cycling route planner… some nifty visualizations measuring the ‘bikeability’ of the city. Uh, what? We created a bikeability index, based on five components identified in the Cycling in Cities opinion survey as important to cyclists, then explored in focus groups and validated by travel behaviours. These […]Read more "More bike-friendly open data goodness from UBC"