Tag Archives: Stephen Downes

Containing the Future of OER

I spent the morning listening to Stephen Downes‘s talk “Applications, Algorithms and Data: Open Educational Resources and the Next Generation of Virtual Learning” he delivered yesterday at the RELIF Symposium in Hammamet, Tunisia. I highly recommend it, it’s a remarkably thorough … Continue reading

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Designed to undermine

When I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts last weekend—which oddly (or not so oddly) seems like a lifetime ago—I spent some time talking to Audrey Watters about our somewhat similar visceral reactions to grad school. What I really like about Audrey’s … Continue reading

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The Thing about Transparency

This is an awesome post by Stephen Downes about transparency and blogging. So – this is the thing about transparency. It requires a lot of courage on the part of the person being transparent, but it requires more that the … Continue reading

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The un-education of a technologist

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

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Afterload, or the internet as oracle

So last night, while I was whipping up another WPMu, bbPress, and BuddyPress casserole for an upcoming NEH Grant on Whitman (but more on that soon), I found my fearless partner, confidant, and earliest inspiration for all my edtech dreams … Continue reading

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In-Universe Perspective

I was reading up on one of my favorite movies, The Terminator ([beginning of insanely long tangent] which I love that Stephen Downes references when re-framing what might otherwise be bulldozed as an unquestionable firing offense of a teacher in … Continue reading

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EDUPUNK Anthems?

photo credit: bionicteaching Spent most of the evening last night dancing around my living room with my two little nutballs (full clarification: that refers to my children, and they are very EDUPUNK 😉 ) to the Weezer “Pork and Beans” … Continue reading

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