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"
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"
One of the most fun, satisfying and memorable experiences of my life was co-organizing the Open Education Conference here in Vancouver back in 2009. So it’s a thrill to be working with so many of the same people again for another kick at it this fall, October 16-18, pushing the theme Beyond Content. As open […]Read more "Beyond Content: Open Ed Party in Van Rock City"
Once again, the Northern Voice juggernaut is cranking into action. Canada’s first blogging social media conference is back for its seventh eighth(!) year. And [gasp], I’ve been lucky enough to have been one of the organizers the whole time. A catchphrase comes to mind… A few significant changes this year. For the first time, we […]Read more "The Moose is hunting for talent"
From New Scientist: The work, to be published in PloS One, revealed a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships (see image). Each of the 1318 had ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20. What’s more, although they represented 20 per cent of global operating revenues, the 1318 […]Read more "Big scary circles"