Update: about a week after this post, Guelph’s Open Learning and Educational Support website announced “the University of Guelph is taking steps to release the official mark in its entirety.” Like many other people, I had an emotional response to the news that a community-oriented open education conference (one in its twelfth year of existence) […]Read more "Questions for the University of Guelph on its trademark of “OpenED”"
As we were preparing from our homes on opposite sides of Canada to head off for New York City, my buddy Grant Potter sent me this video by The Town Heroes: It turned out to be almost prophetic, as much of my week was spent with Grant and we gawked around NYC like a similar […]Read more "Room for you… don’t call it a New York City tour diary"
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"
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"
Words fail me when I try to capture the depth of my admiration for Grant Potter. A creative and profoundly thoughtful educator. A brilliant technologist, tinkerer, hauler of bootstraps. A webhead of the highest and most ethical order. An astonishing and versatile musician. An ambassador of almost every form of Canadiana worth feeling proud of. […]Read more "Grooving on an essential open educator"