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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.
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Category Archives: edtech survivalist
California Community Colleges Waitlist 470,000 Students
Due to funding cuts, 470,000 community college students are beginning the fall semester on waiting lists, unable to get into the courses they need. Enrollments are down 17% from 2008, representing almost exactly the shortfall of 470,000 places. California’s community college system, … Continue reading
Here’s a GIF for all you edtech survivalists out there, keep the faith—we will rise again and slay the man 🙂 Kinda surprised no one did this one yet. I actually did a few versions of this one in GIMP, … Continue reading
Noodling with the Catfish
I’ll be spending part of this holiday weekend down in Slocum Alabama with the great Tom “Catfish” Woodward. So it seems like the edtech survivalists will find themselves together once again. In fact, Catfish promised we’d do some noodling, a popular … Continue reading
Lessig on Zombies
A brief excerpt from the EdTech Survivalist interview with Larry Lessig wherein he confirms there are zombies running our culture. It should also be noted that Lessig was extremely cool and rolled with the question, staying more than a half … Continue reading
The EdTech Survivalists are heading to SXSW
Well, it all got confirmed today, Tom Woodward and I will be traveling together to SXSW. The trip is made possible thanks to Dave Lester’s panel on EDUPUNK that I will take part in, along with Barbara Ganley, Gardner Campbell, … Continue reading
An EdTech Survivalist Interlude: The End is Coming
What I’m about to say might shock you or even scare you, but understand that fear does nothing but make things worse, kinda like stress. So instead of worrying, do something to fix it. Remember there’s no problems only solutions. … Continue reading
EdTech Survivalist: Episode 1
“Fishing with Tom” In our first episode we were ever so lucky to catch up with Dixie’s most impressive edtech survivalist Tom “Catfish” Woodward. We tunneled all the way down to the swamps of Slocum, Alabama to find him, and … Continue reading
The EdTech Survivalist
Because the future is now… Find out more about surviving the coming apocalypse here. Camera work by the great Serena Epstein.