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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.
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- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
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Category Archives: presentations
Last week I shared some thoughts about Domains with faculty at Grinnell College. It was supposed to be a conversation, and if I was as responsible and prepared as Alan Linklover it might have been, but I wasn’t and it … Continue reading
Back in November Tim, Lauren and I presented alongside Kaysi Holman and Inés Vañó García from the CUNY Graduate Center about work we’re doing in higher education using Digital Ocean. The presentation was under 30 minutes long, pre-recorded in Streamyard, … 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
What do washed up edtech like me do now? Well, naturally I play Hollywood Squares in Zoom! To be clear, the idea was sound, and Philip Schmidt nailed the backgrounds that allowed us to seamlessly switch between lighted and unlighted … Continue reading
The prescience of format and delivery of #pressedconf20 is timely, thank you @nlafferty and @patlockley for continuing on with the third annual @pressedconf -it means a lot to many of us #bigfan pic.twitter.com/6awf3UqI8k — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) March 26, 2020 … Continue reading
I’ve been traveling pretty consistently to colleges, universities, and conferences talking WordPress, WordPress Multiuser (than multisite), ds106, and Domains of One’s Own for around 13 or 14 years now. When I visited Wake Forest University soon after Domains19 last month … Continue reading
It has been quite nice to be back on the ground at a Virginia public university speaking with faculty and staff about social media. I felt back in my element, as did Dr. Oblivion. #cltfsc pic.twitter.com/bcsLolVYoa — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) … Continue reading
I’ve been procrastinating this post because I have so much to say about my time at the Re:publica conference in Berlin almost two weeks ago, but that never works out well.* So, where to start? I think I’ll start with … Continue reading
I was part of two sessions at OER18 a couple of weeks ago. Lauren Brumfield already blogged and shared the slides of the session she authored on Digital Literacy. I say authored rather than presented because, unfortunately, she fell ill … Continue reading