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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
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Tag Archives: jon udell
I appreciated Jon Udell‘s tweet the other day tracking a quarter century of making websites. In fact, it oddly coincided with the final stretch of my re-watching of The Sopranos —a lockdown past time turned obsession. It’s 25 years this … Continue reading
Last Friday the Domains 17 conference committee interviewed Jon Udell live on ds106rad.io in anticipation of his presentation at the conference in June. (Still haven’t registered? Here’s the link!) If you have read the bava for any amount of time, it will … Continue reading
Palazzo Madama at dusk, Torino Bad accents based on terrible cross-cultural puns are the best blog titles ever, right? Don’t answer that. Last week at this time I was heading back from a two-day sojourn to Torino. I was invited … Continue reading
I wanted to point folks to Jeremy Dean’s excellent post “An Annotated Domain of One’s Own” that details getting up and running with the web annotation tool Hypothesis on a self-hosted WordPress site. Now I’ll admit it, it didn’t hurt that … Continue reading
I caught Friday’s Connected Courses webinar with Gardner Campbell, Howard Rheingold, and Jon Udell discussing the idea of Thinking Like the Web. This was a must-see for me because so much of the work I’ve been part of over the last five years (ds106, UMW Domains, and … Continue reading
I’m a big fan of Kin Lane‘s for many reasons: he’s west coast cool, he’s passionate about what he believes in, he’s a technical wizard, and he wraps that all up with some intense creativity and vision. What one might … Continue reading
Almost two weeks ago (is it really two weeks already?) I attended the Domain Incubator at Emory Unviersity wherein we had a focused discussion about several of the possibilities and issues surrounding Domain of One’s Own. As a quick aside, … Continue reading
We have yet to begin to consolidate the opportunities that have opened up for in the last decade of the internet, in terms of the most basic stuff. Jon Udell ended his 2007 “The Disruptive Nature of Technology” presentation discussing … Continue reading
I recommend you go read Jon Udell’s post “MOOCs need to be user innovation toolkits” in its entirety, but I want to reproduce almost half of that post below because it nicely captures an approach to educational technology many of … Continue reading
I’ve been asked the following question a lot over the last year: What’s the difference between UMW Blogs and Domain of One’s Own? Why build and support something like Domain of One’s Own when you already have UMW Blogs? I’ve … Continue reading