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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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Tag Archives: american studies
Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading
I’m a fan of TorrentFreak, it’s one of those rare blogs that streams interesting news on a very specific subject and openly acknowledges its biases while providing the reader with a ton of information to fend for themselves. In fact, … Continue reading
Another gem from the Ubuweb RSS feed. Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (1982-84) 1982-84, 55:27 min, b&w and color, sound Rock My Religion is a provocative thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates … Continue reading
The Nightgown of the Sullen Moon blog is at it again with this post that includes a propaganda video about the “Japanese Relocation” in the US during WW II. For a little context, this is a post for an Asian … Continue reading
James L. Farmer, Jr. was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. He was a renowned orator, one of the founders of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), organized the first sit-ins, and was … Continue reading
Lee Rosenbaum’s article in today’s Wall Street Journal adds another layer to the post I wrote about Randolph College selling off its art collection (inspired by Rosenbaum’s original post here). According to the article, one of the major forces behind … Continue reading
You may have already heard that the Board of Trustees of Randolph College (a small, private women’s liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia) made the controversial decision to sell off parts of its celebrated art collection to stay financially viable. … Continue reading
On a weekly basis I will be posting my thoughts and reflections about the Introduction to Open Education course I am taking online with an international contingent of folks. David Wiley has been kind enough to extend the offer to … Continue reading
Alex Bitterman has an interesting post about the bridge collapse in Minneapolis earlier today and the state of the American infrastructure. He also includes some aerial footage of this disaster. I particularly connected with Alex’s post because I relate so … Continue reading