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I’ve blogged a fair amount this year, if I hit the 165 posts mark—which I should—that would be an average of a post every 2.2 days. And that’s with a month away in between October and November. We’re nothing if not … Continue reading

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Just Say No to Domain Phone Scams

I woke up to an email from a concerned Reclaim Hosting faithful that got my attention immediately: Thank you for your email! I actually have a concern regarding security issues. I received a call today from someone called John, claiming … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful: A Study of Ed-Tech as if People Mattered

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the yearly conference for the consortium of American international liberal arts institutions, also known as AMICAL. This was far an away the most diverse conference I have ever been to. … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer Ed-Tech through Leadership

Nothing like waking up on a drizzling morning in Trento to an alert that George Siemens is offering up a thinly veiled accusation of me being a “brash, attention seeking, or self-serving individual.” Why “or”? Why not “and”? I can live … Continue reading

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Three Things

Thing 1: In mid-September of last year I got a new computer in anticipation of my imminent departure from UMW. It was a 13″ Macbook Pro, and my first retina screen—I’m a fan. Two weeks later while visiting BYU I … Continue reading

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Free All Sled Dogs

While editing the point-of-view video Miles took while he and his friend Ruggiero were sledding, I was thinking of a soundtrack. Given we were in Sud Tyrol I was toying with Kraftwerk’s fun fun fun on the “Autobahn.” Too slow. And then considered … Continue reading

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The Schizophrenia of Outsourcing EdTech

In a recent post about agency and domains I suggested that when it comes to third party services tracking student data at universities and colleges, I’m fairly certain that most folks involved in securing those products have little to no … Continue reading

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The Indie EdTech Movement

I’m just returning from a deeply energizing trip to California. I spent the bulk of my time in Los Angeles, but also spent two days at Stanford University for the dLRN conference. This post was inspired by the presentation I did with Adam Croom at dLRN. … Continue reading

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Reclaiming WordPress for Lynda

Yesterday Tim blogged about the Lynda course “WordPress in the Classroom” by Chris Mattia that takes faculty through setting up a course using WordPress. Mattia created the site through an example institution on Reclaim Hosting Tim created called State U. What’s cool about that is not only does … Continue reading

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Porto Design Factory or, Kill the Classroom!

This morning at the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’15) conference I attended a presentation by Natalia Guimaraes about the Porto Design Factory (PDF). I was truly intrigued by her presentation, particularly the set of “rules” that guide this “offshore” pedagogical experiment: … Continue reading

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