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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
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Category Archives: Instructional Technology
I woke up this morning to a Twitter exchange between Alan Levine and Ken Bauer about creating a plugin that points dead links on a blog to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine: I might need a WordPress plugin than converts … Continue reading
I, too, love LAMP. In @readtedium, @ShortFormErnie "shines a light on LAMP, the background tools that, together, turned the internet into a machine that anyone could run." cc @jimgroom @timmmmyboy @brumface https://t.co/B7Sw5vKFr1 — David D. LaCroix (@DavidDLaCroix) September 4, 2021 … Continue reading
Between the Chapters: A #Podcast Book Club for the 25 @YearsEd of #EdTech – about the "book club" & audiobook project I'm working on with @edtechfactotum based on @mweller 's open book: https://t.co/NW8jrOcNhv pic.twitter.com/a9FR9gr4XL — Laura Pasquini, PhD (@laurapasquini) November … Continue reading
There is no better feeling than when some of your plodding experimentation starts to come together after several months of work. Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of presenting to the GO-GN network about digital identity. I asked Martin Weller … Continue reading
In less than 10 minutes I will be joined by @TaylorJadin on #ds106radio to talk about a "Radio of One's Own" Lock it in! https://t.co/vXRNHb42Qc — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) May 8, 2020 This past Friday I had the distinct pleasure … Continue reading
I’m not sure how it happened, but I found myself poking some fun at Matt Crosslin and Brian Lamb on Twitter based on this exchange: "Online learning should be fast, fun, crazy, unplanned, and inspirational." I worry about statements like … Continue reading
I had this as part of my previous post about HAX, but it was getting unruly, so I am exercising my rarely used editorial authority to make this its own post. In addition to all the HAX work, Bryan Ollendyke … Continue reading
On the 25th of next month I’ll be attending Open Web for Learning and Teaching Expertise Hub (OWLTEH) conference dedicated to“Learning on/with the Open Web” in Coventry. And if you frequent those parts and are interested in exploring approaches to … Continue reading
A year ago I went to Karlstad University with Tom Woodward thanks to the kind invitation from the great Jörg Pareigis to run a workshop for a group of faculty running open courses. It was a fun workshop, we used ds106 as … Continue reading