Monthly Archives: June 2008

Just to recap: we can find what we need, but will we find you?

Traveling without moving by FredArmitage I have largely suppressed my memories of being UBC’s ‘learning objects project coordinator’ 5 or 6 years back. But I do vividly recall the drive to develop a robust form of “federated search” that would … Continue reading

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Bill C-61 locks us into a closed education model

Nifty post from Laura J. Murray (via Michael Geist) on the implications of Bill C-61 for Canadian online educators: It says kindly that an electronically transmitted lesson will indeed count as a lesson in the eyes of the law. But … Continue reading

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This *really* is edupunk. Really. The world is in the turlet and we’re all gonna die…

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, originally uploaded by glynnish. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s a fairly tried and true structure for a collaborative hands-on exercise. Get a bunch of people to contribute little bits, then try … Continue reading

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Open Education Conference 2008

I just saw on Twitter that Martin Weller (whose post on the gap between Web 2.0 and higher education is a must read) is submitting a proposal to this year’s Open Education Conference, hosted by Utah State University’s Center for … Continue reading

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Save the UBC Farm – can we?

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } UBC Farm – Kids’ Garden, originally uploaded by amandamandapants. 2008 has been marked by disturbing revelations … Continue reading

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Copyright follies redux; can we afford to treat openness as a luxury?

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Disney Institute — Steamboat Willie Says Take Risks, originally uploaded by royblumenthal. Another week, yet another … Continue reading

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UBC Town Hall: Wiley beams into Van Rock City; Wikipedia madness…

I write this sitting in a mostly-empty auditorium, the technical checks for David Wiley’s virtual keynote completed, hoping things go smoothly, as I’m the putative moderator on this end. I’m looking forward to hearing what David has to say for … Continue reading

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I use the enemy…

I had resolved to give the Edupunk thing a rest, lest I uncork a rant on the differences between “a metaphor” and “a movement” or offer up patronizing tips on how to tell if someone is having a bit of … Continue reading

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We can find what we need, will we find you?

In addition to being the living embodiment of data literacy in learning, Tony Hirst has done some mad stuff in the past, be it an epic manifesto concerning RSS and learning, or this hilarious diplomatic missive to Tom and Jim’s … Continue reading

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Punks hate hippies…

…so I got a real kick when Rick Schwier invoked Abbie Hoffman in his edupunk post. Which reminded me of this riff from Steal This Book: Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in … Continue reading

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