Monthly Archives: August 2005

“Who knows, perhaps this could become a party game.”

I’ve been letting a lot of noteworthy stuff slide this week, but this post on gaming by Bryan Alexander is too juicy to pass up. He’s roused to indignation by a dismissive essay by Christine Rosen in the New Atlantis, … Continue reading

Posted in Emergence | 2 Comments

Get me a brain transfusion, STAT!

In the course of one of those meetings that makes me feel so damn lucky to be working at a university, I got turned on to txtkit. Checking out the site itself induced a case of cognitive vertigo, spinning more … Continue reading

Posted in Textuality | 6 Comments

If you don’t build it, they’ll build their own…

I was pleasantly surprised when a friend sent me a link to a Livejournal site run by UBC students. Websnob that I am, I’ve never spent much time with Livejournal, but judging by the activity on the site it’s more … Continue reading

Posted in Webloggia | 4 Comments

Could this be possible? A successful weblog migration and upgrade.

I’m sure that we’ll be finding some small bugs over the next week or so, but based on my initial pass the transition to new system and server seems to have gone better than I could have hoped. A long, … Continue reading

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Server Upgrade (and Service Interruption) for Webloggers@UBC

This post is for people who use the Weblogs@UBC service. Hello again, UBC bloggers! This is a reminder for the upgrade to MT3.1 scheduled on August 19th/20th. Starting at 10pm PST on Friday, Aug. 19th, you will NOT be able … Continue reading

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I am not worthy

Some fairly pedestrian posts have prompted some amazing comments. I find myself unable to offer these welcome visitors the appropriate hospitality (in part due to other pressures, mostly because I’m not quite sure how to respond adequately), but I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Abject Learning, XML/RSS | 2 Comments

A wee bit more on ‘the new digital divide’…

A quick follow-up to yesterday’s meandering post… Jeff McClurken commented that it’s a bit too easy to posit all students as comfortable with social software, when an apparent majority of them are not embracing these technologies. My experience with students … Continue reading

Posted in Abject Learning, Emergence, Higher Ed, Webloggia | 6 Comments

The Conversation

A throwaway line in one of yesterday’s posts (“There’s an unmistakable energy out in the community right now, and I feel sorry for the people in our field who have yet to jack into it”), prompted a couple of comments … Continue reading

Posted in Abject Learning, Emergence, Higher Ed, tech/tools/standards, Textuality, Webloggia, XML/RSS | 5 Comments

Diving back into text technologies

One of the best pieces of personal news I received over the past month was re-appointment as instructor for Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing, a course offered as part of UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. … Continue reading

Posted in Higher Ed, Textuality | 3 Comments

Edublog Hero

Gotta give some serious kudos to James Farmer for his stellar work with the project. Open source goodness, community-based support, and an ongoing conversation among educators. It only takes a few seconds to be up and blogging with a … Continue reading

Posted in Webloggia | 6 Comments