Category Archives: Open Content

Plugging Permaculture

I was introduced to the principles of permaculture by my sweetie Keira some years ago. And to be honest, I’ve allowed her to become the expert on the subject, my own role is providing the grunt labour to help fulfill … Continue reading

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A podcast lecture that deserves a listen

Count me among the edublogger huns who, in their reflexive efforts to deflate the hype, are known to disparage the practice of recording lectures as fodder for podcasts. But if the speaker is good enough, then bring it on. Today’s … Continue reading

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CiteULike Screencasts

One of the best outcomes of my unit’s reorganization has been the opportunity to work a little more closely with the instructional designers who develop distance education courses. One of those designers, Tannis Morgan has posted a set of useful … Continue reading

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Open soürce beer füels stüdent activism

I get on the bus this morning, and learn from an advert that people need to be reminded to give a “heads up” if they see someone leave something on their seat. The dispiriting part is that I don’t doubt … Continue reading

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Open Education Hootenanny In Effect

For the next few days I’m going to be crashing the Open Education Conference here in Logan, Utah. This is the third sharable content event in roughly as many years here for me… and the way that it has evolved … Continue reading

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Hey let’s party™!!! We’ll have fun®!!! (Use of the word “fun” is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of GloboCorp Intl. Corporation)

I just received the following email invitation for a conference I am attending next month. The text (and symbols too — hope they render in your browser/reader) reads: Don’t miss Heat Up the Street, a sizzlin’ EDUCAUSE street party at … Continue reading

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“…permissions, paperwork, and other sordid details.”

I was happy to see that UbuWeb, perhaps the single most awe-inspiring repository of avant-garde artifacts anywhere on the web, has relaunched after a summer of rebuilding. I’m looking forward to diving into some of the Glenn Gould radio broadcasts … Continue reading

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The Grey Video Mashup

First came the Grey Album, a monumental mashup of The Beatles White Album with Jay-Zee’s Black Album by DJ Danger Mouse. Today a mashup video simply entitled The Grey Video is making the rounds. This one might not be available … Continue reading

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BC Commons and an IP middle ground…

Yesterday Scott Leslie noted that he hadn’t seen seen news of the BC Commons licence “make the rounds of the blogosphere”. Today my short article on educational IP and BC Commons is being posted via UBC’s e-Strategy newsletter. I tried … Continue reading

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Everybody needs free music…

The latest awe-inspiring contribution by Otis Fodder to the cultural commons: Comfort Stand is a not-for-profit internet-only community driven label where all releases are free for download with artwork and liner notes. Having no business model or profit motive we … Continue reading

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