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"
Happened to look in on a blog for a course on Philosophy and Pop Culture at TRU. Saw a post that I thought was remarkable for a couple reasons. A student had just posted some fresh reflections, though the course was over. He wrote: “I know that I no longer need to create new posts, […]Read more "Everyday open learning so unremarkable that it amazes me"
“The best way to complain is to make things” shared CC by Mark Jensen I feel fortunate to the point of absurdity to be in a job I enjoy so much, but still feel uncomfortable with the title “Director of Innovation”. I deflect some of the manifest weirdness by recasting my role as one of […]Read more "What’s the opposite of Abject?"
Vista de la Biblioteca Vasconcelos shared CC by Eneas De Troya Tucked down into an op-ed bemoaning the decline of Canadian think tanks: First, think tanks can start thinking more like new media companies. At a minimum, they need to get on top of the possibilities afforded by social media, new communication tools, and dynamic […]Read more "Say “dynamic” one more time"
new car wash shared CC by vandy meares One could argue that Audrey Watters’ dismissal of today’s announcement is a little harsh, somewhat cynical. Maybe insistence on open code and open content as necessary conditions for “open education” is a case of ‘zeal over pragmatism’. But if proprietary content and platforms in service of for-profit […]Read more "Bold innovations in openwashing"