Zack Lee has taken his blogging up a notch in recent posts. I loved reading his latest: I happened to stumble upon these two articles on how klout is being used as a metric for hiring somebody as well as a metric for student grades. They were gut-wrenching and nauseating reads to say the least but I’m trying […]Read more "“being intentional about things we share and creating space for serendipity”"
It wasn’t that long ago that I thought “disruption” was a word with some utility. But almost instantly “disrupt” has become a badge representing all manner of noxious attitudes and dangerously simplistic thinking. Disruption is easy… Raging toddlers do it. Drunken frat boys do it. Megalomaniac neo-cons do it. It’s not hard to knock something […]Read more "Disrupt this, greedhead – #OpenEd12 is gonna stomp in Van Rock City"
The first UBC Wiki shared CC-BY by MrGluSniffer Leigh Blackall offered up some interesting feedback to my previous post on Tina Loo’s Wikipedia work. Lightly edited version: Somehow, I want to understand why the majority of teachers struggle to accept the suggestion to use the wikis in this way. Even in the edtech world – […]Read more "Personal, Institutional, Global"
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"
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)"