Maybe it’s the short solstice-adjacent days that darken my mood. Or maybe the holiday weather in Manitoba that’s colder than the north or south poles, or parts of Mars. Or staggering around my mother’s house, missing a father with whom I enjoyed my final fun memories this time last year. Whatever… some welcome space for […]Read more "Tracings"
It is evident that if an experience is extra-fun or especially if it is meaningful I will probably not blog about it… A memorable stretch in the UK for OER17 and more is the most recent example. And there is every chance I will never properly capture what I dug about this past week at […]Read more "Thrill Ride"
My past performance in open online courses might be described as sluggish and non-responsive, but Connected Courses looks too fun and useful to simply roll over for… Here’s hoping this post (intended to allow the CC Blog Hub to get its hook into me) is not the end of my contribution.Read more "Connect me, dawg…"
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"