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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.
- Phoenix Bug or Easter Egg?
- 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
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It was pretty hard for me not to do a double-take while reading David Wiley’s recent post about the “cost trap” of OERs. While I agree with the fact that defining educational resources around cost savings is uninspired, I found … Continue reading
I made the mistake of mentioning I was a bit struck by David Wiley’s recent post “How is Open Pedagogy Different?” on Twitter. I should have gone right to the blog because the tweet onslaught from David and Mike Caulfield … Continue reading
I gave two presentations yesterday, one to a faculty cohort at Coventry University about Domain of One’s Own, I also presented a session titled “The Overselling of Open” as part of the Open Education Tuesdays series through the UNLR. The … Continue reading
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
This Friday I will be co-presenting with Graham Atwell at the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’15) in Porto, Portugal. The talk is something we kind of half-baked up at EDEN15 this past April in Barcelona, and we have been playing with over … Continue reading
The MOOC Research conference has resulted in some really interesting discussions that are playing out right now, and I want to take a moment to try and capture a few of them. I’ll start with Michael Feldstein’s thoughtful post “Changing the … Continue reading
I am currently sitting in Dallas Fort Worth airport hoping to escape the ice storm that hit Dallas during the MOOC Research conference. Despite the atypical elements, this is one of the best conferneces I’ve been to in a while, … Continue reading
Luke Waltzer linked to this clip from a documentary about The Clash in a comment he made on the Bava the other day, and I haven’t been able to stop watching it. In particular, the section at 3:50 that Joe … Continue reading
I’ve been co-teaching a True Crime course here at UMW (which is a blast), and last night we discussed Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish. If any of you out there were in grad school during the 1990s or early ’00s … Continue reading
Sara Grossman’s article about super wi-fi at West Virginia University is one of the more hopeful things I’ve read online in a while. The idea of WVU and the Wireless Future Project (led by Michael Calabrese) teaming up to provide free … Continue reading