There is abject blogging happening…


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…just not here, not so much.

In part due to a push on the Digital Storytelling Open Course front, I staked out a domain and installed a blog at http://abject.ca.

It was the first time doing so in nearly two years, certainly the first time since WordPress 3 was released, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much easier it has gotten to set up and tweak a site – the new plugin management flow is especially welcome. I got the basic array in place last night in just a couple hours, and without any real frustrating moments.

Over the next couple weeks I will make some decisions where I will do what blogging. There have been a few episodes (not all of them involving me) that have me thinking that blogging on a university domain involves certain responsibilities to my employer. That’s especially true in my case, since as a blogger I like to… um… exercise a rigorous interpretation of IP fair use, and to use… umm… strong language in expressing myself at times.

That said, I am very, very proud to be associated with UBC Blogs, and part of the reason I have blogged here in recent years is that I know I could never match the skills and dedication of the CTLT tech team on my own. So I’m sure some sort of presence will be maintained in this space, likely one more focused on the UBC community.

So far, so fun on the #ds106 front… Last night I whipped off a quickie video introduction with help from Harry and Dexter, but the #ds106 intro vid I most want you to see is from Grant Potter. His wonderful ninety second video is a must-see.

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I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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One Response to There is abject blogging happening…

  1. Jim says:

    I spent a whole lotta of time on this space. Kinda a second online home for me, I spilled a lot of ink here too. I love abject learning, but it was time for you to scale up, and abject Canada is an equally ambitious goal—all the best to you in the new national diggs.

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