Category Archives: Abject Learning

Open Source City

Grandview Cut Construction shared CC by oliverk I’ve had quite a run of interesting personal/professional development events this past month… Add them to my perpetually-growing “to-be-blogged” queue: a Northern Voice that achieved epic heaviosity, a Sustainable Education Across the Province … Continue reading

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There is abject blogging happening…

C12_manifiestoBOBESPONJA_02 shared CC by AMASTÉ …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 … Continue reading

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Ashamed to say…

That this is the first animated .gif I have ever created. Does anyone recognise this essence-capturing scene from one of my favorite movies? That was done with the help of Jabiz Raisdana’s post. Now, if only I can figure out … Continue reading

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New free culture podcast: Grey Area

Interesting new podcast by Jason Sigal, from the Free Music Archive. Jason is spinning off the podsafe portions of his WFMU show, as well as conversations with the likes of Eric Steuer of Creative Commons talkin’ CC, NC, CBC & … Continue reading

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On sustaining and reviving culture

No Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom shared CC by Thomas Hawk When I do my little talks on open education, I like to reference things like learning parties, maker culture, the kind of practical DIY education that is important enough … Continue reading

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Fear and frothing in England

Freak Out shared CC by Parksy1964 Last July I was honoured to give the closing keynote for the JISC Open Educational Resources International Symposium in London, England. It was a terrifying prospect on a couple of levels… First off, I … Continue reading

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Ooooh, I want one of those iPanopticons sooooo bad

Geek and Hype iPod touch shared CC by pickupjojo How illuminating… every time Chairman Steve does one of his high-gloss sales-pitches, my Twitter and RSS feeds are overrun by panting consumption lust, usually from people who make their livings as … Continue reading

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Learners as partners in tool selection

Andre Malan is someone with so much talent and smarts I don’t know how to introduce him. He’s done incredible work as a coder and thinker for our blog and wiki platforms at OLT and beyond (if you read The … Continue reading

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Someone’s stalled again

While reading this post I suggest you listen to this music clip (embedded below). And after you are done with this post you should play it on a neverending loop until you achieve the nirvana-like state of Excellence. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Open course-wars, redux… the real nastiness is elsewhere

Fightingcc licensed photo shared by Anke L I did my best to unplug over the holidays, so there has been lots to catch up on… It’s hard not to be struck by the sheer volume and passion of responses stirred … Continue reading

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