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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
- Reclaim Hosting and the Space of Possibility
- Catching Up with the Joy of ds106
- Reclaim Arcade: Cap Kit for a K4900
- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Category Archives: Connected Courses
As I was preparing today’s Connected Courses discussion about the intersecting ideas that link Connected Learning and the Indie Web I came across Ignatia De Waard’s post about Stephen Downes’s presentation on Personal Learning he gave at Online Educa Berlin … Continue reading
Tomorrow at 12 PM Eastern/ 9 AM Pacific I’ll be be hosting a Connected Courses discussion that will explore the IndieWeb movement as a people-centered response to the corporate web. How do core IndieWeb principles such as owning your content, remaining better … Continue reading
“Connect ALL the courses!” –@drjaxon. Watch yesterday’s #ccourses webinar here: http://t.co/1baibggFEe pic.twitter.com/mmTsuB0AiJ — DML Research Hub (@dmlresearchhub) December 2, 2014 On Monday I hosted the first of two Connected Courses sessions this week that focuses on actually building a connected course. This … Continue reading
I already blogged a bit about the Wire 106 listen along last week, and this week’s watch along, but I want to take a moment to reflect on these particular course activities. The shared object of attention for this course … Continue reading
Back in July a number of folks met at UC Irvine to plan and design the open, online, and very connected course that officially launches next week. That’s right, you guessed it: Connected Courses. I’m proud to be part of this group, and … Continue reading
For more than a decade I’ve been circling around one pretty basic idea: the open web kicks learning management systems (LMS) asses when it comes to teaching and learning in higher ed. I’ve said it far less succinctly than that on … Continue reading
The thing that excites me most about the web is the idea of taking back the means of cultural production, even if only for a moment. That’s probably why ds106 still remains the higlight of my time as an edtech. … Continue reading