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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.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
- Reclaim Hosting and the Space of Possibility
- Catching Up with the Joy of ds106
- Reclaim Arcade: Cap Kit for a K4900
- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Tag Archives: education
Kudos to YouTube user youwhohear for editing parts of this longer discussion with the great James Baldwin at UC Berkeley in 1974 into a few salient remarks about the crisis of education in the U.S. in 1974. What’s remarkable to … Continue reading
Mike Caulfield and I have been having some fun thinking about questions of reform and the state of public education. I freely acknowledge I am out of my element, but I left a long comment on Mike’s post here, and … Continue reading
Wow! Luke Waltzer just nailed a strategic plan outlining the future of instructional technology at CUNY. Honest, fair, and to the point, an amazing post about why instructional technology needs to be taken ever more seriously as an integral part … Continue reading
Why do I like returning to NYC for events like CUNY WordcampEd? Well, for one I get treated like the Citizen Kane of Educational Technology which ain’t no small thing. CUNY is currently constructing a Xanadu just for me! What … Continue reading
Beth Harris and Steve Zucker’s smarthistory is an exciting effort to re-imagine expensive Art History textbooks as open (as in free) web-based resources—with a Creative Commons share-alike license to boot. From what I understand from the original site designer, Joe … Continue reading
Last Wednesday I had a discussion with Philipp Schmidt, Ahrash Bissell, and Dave Humphrey for the second seminar of the Mozilla Open Education course. This discussion was designed to focus on four different case studies, but unfortunately Wayne Macintosh and … Continue reading
Brian Lamb graciously let me tag along for a publication he was asked to do for the Spanish journal Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (RUSC), and without hesitation I jumped aboard. I may have ultimately been more hindrance … Continue reading