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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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I recently listened to Jason Scott‘s “Now and Then, Here and There” talk for the Eleventh Hope (Hackers on Planet Earth) Conference. Jason is a free-range archivist working at the Internet Archive. His work with browser-based software emulation over the last few years … Continue reading
At some point soon I might stop writing about UMW, but that won’t be today. Damn you, UMW! You gotta give the devil it’s due, and the students at UMW I have come to know there have ruled. There are many, many great … Continue reading
On Tuesday night I did what will most likely be my last class presentation/workshop for Domain of One’s Own at UMW. I was helping Gwen Hale’s Writing for Nursing students get up and running with their own domain and web hosting. I … Continue reading
While packing up the books in my house (I haven’t even started on the office yet), I found the above card from my DTLT colleagues wedged in a Captain America Mad Libs. They gave it to me back in February of 2008 … Continue reading
Historians reflecting on the reboot of higher ed: Harvard? Berkeley? Nope. The University of Mary Washington. (What?) (Believe it, hippies!) — Jon Udell (@judell) May 28, 2015
I’m afraid there will be a lot of nostalgia, self congratulation, and general indulgence—is this a new thing?—on this blog over the next few months as I transition from UMW to Reclaim Hosting. I believe this will be temporary, but … Continue reading
It’s official, I have resigned my position at University of Mary Washington, and will be going full-time at Reclaim Hosting. It’s almost surreal, and I follow in the footsteps of the great Tim Owens—-whose hard work these last six months … Continue reading
Last week I went on a 48-hour video creation and editing binge. It was prompted by an end of the year celebration surrounding the Digital Scholars Institute (DSI), which recognizes some of the amazing work happening around campus. My part of the program was to … Continue reading
Possibly the coolest thing about UMW’s Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) is the media wall. It’s designed to be a canvas for a variety of media creations, and it is centrally located in the atrium between the second and third floors. It … Continue reading
Yesterday I took a tour of the nearly completed Information Technology Convergence Center (a.k.a, ITCC and the Convergence Center). The building will be opening mid-Summer, which is hard to believe. I’ve been at UMW long enough now that I can say “I remember almost eight years … Continue reading