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“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: DoOO
I spent a fair amount of time this afternoon writing a bit of a defense of why a program should ask their faculty to explore a Domain of One’s Own. Thinkers like Martha Burtis and Audrey Watters have made the case … Continue reading
This semester we having been moving our Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) packages for new institutions to Digital Ocean. Up and until now we haven’t run DoOO through cloud infrastructure providers like AWS, Linode, Digital Ocean, etc. for two reasons: price … Continue reading
In an ongoing effort to chronicle all the OER16 goodness, I wanted to point to this 20 minute conversation I had with Ammie Scott and John Johnston for Radio Edutalk. I just re-listened to the audio because it had been almost … Continue reading
I spend some of my time these days giving sage advice; us thought leaders do that from time to time—consider it a fringe benefit of staying my ass in school 🙂 Anyway, I was asked how I would approach framing a Domain of … Continue reading
A university contacted me earlier this week to see if we had anything their faculty might be able to play with in terms of portfolio solutions. Tim Owens created the amazing State University as a demo site for anyone interested experiencing what a Domain of One’s Own … Continue reading
Domain names – part of the answer to the digital skills gap? https://t.co/VVeGQQ6MiR – inspired by @audreywatters — Jim Knight (@jimpknight) July 17, 2015 Audrey Watters brilliant article “The Web We Need to Give Students” delineates a host of excellent reasons for … Continue reading
As I mentioned in my last post, the Chief Information Architect (Phil Windley) and CIO (Kelly Flannagan) of Brigham Young University visited UMW last week to learn more about the Domain of One’s Own project we’ve been running for the last … Continue reading
I saw the following tweet and got intereted… Mentioned on last week’s show: http://t.co/olHfEJmhyX #ATLDomain #ReclaimHosting #DomainOfOnesOwn — Lost in the Stacks (@LibraryRadio) May 27, 2014 And as a result of my curiosity I spent the last hour listening to … Continue reading
Domain of One’s Own has been an unqualified success, and Martha’s post on this project provides a nice summary of where we are at six months in. We’re on track to have more than 700 folks in the UMW community with … Continue reading
In the chapter on “The Public Engagement as Collateral Damage” in Martin Weller‘s The Digital Scholar he talks about the fact that traffic to user-generated content on commercial sites is far greater than free, open content on higher education sites: … Continue reading