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Picture This

Today I had the opportunity to open the Arizona K12 Center’s Ninth Camp Plug and Play in Tucson. About I year ago, I sort of “crashed” their mobile learning conference here– I came down to visit colleagues Dean Shareski and Wes Fryer. Show More Summary

Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World

It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and […]

Common Core's Emphasis on Computers May Be Undermining Thinking and Learning

NYT What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades By MARIA KONNIKOVA JUNE 2, 2014 Photo Credit Michael Mabry Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story RECENT COMMENTS Rvincent1 8 minutes ago I teach in higher...Show More Summary

Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books

Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago. http://www.npr.org/2014/05/29/316891473/library-of-congress-searches-for-missing-jefferson-b... MP3...Show More Summary

On the Road With Mariana Funes Talking About DS106

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Before reading this, I suggest reviewing Mariana’s newly shared “The psychology of open: On wrestling your inner MOOC”. It was written for a presentation she is doing...Show More Summary

CNIE was a hoot and a howl

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by Sylvia Currie I’ve been scrambling this week to gather my forces coming out of a rather busy month, and in advance of a trip to NYC next week. So this will not even attempt to recap the experience of hosting CNIE here at TRU last […]

Riding The [Frozen] Wave in Gimli

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Before there was a dwarf from Middle Earth (or least before he was penned to Lord of the Rings), Gimli, or “New Iceland” has been there by Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. Show More Summary

Free to Forget

Europe's highest court recently ruled that EU citizens have the right to be forgotten—by Google's search engines. Bob talks with Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, about the impact of this decision on freedom of information and internet privacy. Download MP3 Individual page for story.

Maricopa OER Practitioners: James Sousa

As part of my fellowship for the OER Research Hub at the Open University I am sharing these excerpts from conversations about OER use/creation recorded in April 2014 with faculty at the Maricopa Community Colleges. James Sousa, a mathematics...Show More Summary

Beall's List

Some academic journals have embraced a “gold open access model” of publishing, wherein the scholars whose work appears in the journal pay for the privilege. Bob speaks with Jeffrey Beall, an academic librarian at the University of Colorado...Show More Summary

Bad Campaign Memoirs

It used to be that politicians' lives were recounted after their careers, by professional biographers. Today, writing a memoir has become de rigueur for political aspirants looking to garner votes. Manoush speaks with Politico's Casey Cep, who says these books amount to little more than press releases that consistently fall flat. MP3 here

Enquire Within Upon Everything: True Stories of the Wondrous Web

Yesterday I had fun with a keynote presentation for the eLearning Consortium of Colorado 2014 Conference. This was the 25th annual conference for this rather impressive, under-the-radar collaborative organization, that has been networking and sharing for 25 years. Show More Summary

Feed on my content

This is a selection of fresh sounds from Negativland sampling Marc Maron, as heard on Peter Conheim’s visit to Jake Fogelnest’s podcast. They’ve still got it (adult language): MP3: Maron – Feed on my Content I found another segment of the interview of particular interest. As you may know, Negativland was a band that was […]

50+ Web Ways to Tell a Story Done One New Way

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine My second day at Skidmore College this week was set to do a workshop; I offered to do a version of 50 Web Ways to Tell a Story planning to tap into for the first time the new collection of mobile apps I am working on with help from Darren Kuropatwa. Show More Summary

Grandfather I Never Knew

My family calendar, now on Google, reminds me that tomorrow is the day my mother’s father passed away, in 1957, years before I was even born. I guess you can say he would have been something like 112 years old. I hardly know much about Harry. Show More Summary

Podcast: #tcea14 Raw Retrospective with @timholt2007 @Kenya75 @duncanbilingual @slaleman

In this retrospective on TCEA 2014 State Conference, Tim Holt, Wendy Sanders, Jake Duncan, Scott Laleman and some annoying monotone voice explore the main topics of life and technology in schools.We start with a discussion of what we...Show More Summary

85 Candles

Yes, it’s was always and is still the double dipping of February family events- February 5 would have been my parents’ 64th Anniversary… and today would have been my Mom’s 85th Birthday. I am pretty sure she would be baking cookies this...Show More Summary

Would Have Been Loving at 64

It was always easy to remember/calculate my parent’s anniversary since they were hitched in the nice even year of 1950. That means last Wednesday would have been their 64th anniversary. I rummage through the Box Of Unorganized Photos to assemble a little animated gif memory show. Show More Summary

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