Category Archives: Abject Learning

Cross the chasm with us at OpenEd 2009

It’s going to be one hot summer here in Vancouver, as I am thrilled to be one of the co-organizers of the 6th Annual Open Education Conference, hosted by UBC at its downtown Robson Square campus, August 12-14. OpenEd has … Continue reading

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Musical yuk-yuks

This clip, via Listening Post qualifies as “not safe for work,” at least for me, as I couldn’t stop laughing very loudly while watching it. I had to pause anytime I saw someone nearby who didn’t already know what a … Continue reading

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Clogged up? Or open, connected and social?

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What’s your favorite (educational) online video? Nominations are open!

Update: thanks for the response to this post, collected at http://video.learningparty.net – feel free to add more clips to the master list of nominations. As Northern Voice was wrapping up, Jim Groom, D’Arcy Norman and myself got talking about fun … Continue reading

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Getting from downtown to UBC, by bus, with ultra-convenient hockey metaphors

Important UPDATE: thanks to Kathryn for this vital news – “The 44 does not run on weekends!” To get to UBC on Saturday, your best bet is the 99 along Broadway. If you’re coming from downtown, you can catch the … Continue reading

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How many points does this one score on The Geekometer?

I think we might have a mashup here that’s right off the charts. Via Crows to Burnaby. I’d say the only recent competitor that comes to mind is White & Nerdy…

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Half-baked ramblings, spaghetti sauce, and the locus of control

So let me try to trace the outlines out… –> Feeling a bit uneasy, and fuzzy, I sketch out a post, drenched in undergraduate nostalgia, outlining objections to some discourse concerning the “net generation” and speculating on a counterintuitive role … Continue reading

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Doing my bit to hype Second Life (and continue hyping Northern Voice)

Gus Goldkey (front, with ‘stache & mullet) tries to pretend he knows what the hell is going on So, feeling terribly left out by my absence from the ELI Annual Meeting (hi everyone!), Gus Goldkey decided to crash the NMC’s … Continue reading

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Education is wasted on the prematurely middle-aged

Three or four bits, connected in some way I haven’t quite figured out yet. Last night I attended a reading at the downtown Vancouver library by Don Kerr, one of a handful of very special professors I studied under at … Continue reading

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In which I offer guidance to the next generation of leaders…

Nov. 28 – Update below… Last night I received the following communication in my UBC email inbox, with a blank subject line: Dear Mr. Lamb, My name is J***** P*****, I’m currently a Junior in high school doing a project … Continue reading

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