Mike got all up in my grill for criticizing the CMS in education. I am apparently both a dreamer (but I’m not the only one) and a “doubter.” He even accused me of listening to Beach Boys music (I do have a theme song in mind for CMS’s – unless some knows a song dedicated… Read More


Sweaty Ballmer

I may have to add Omnision to the tools Jim Groom and I will be talking about this Thursday. We’ll be discussing ways to mashup data without having to sink to the odious business of programming (I’m just jealous because I can’t code). Session title is “Welcome to Non-Programistan” and it’ll be part of the… Read More


[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/a0qMe7Z3EYg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Couldn’t resist this one. It was originally from boing boing or neat stuff. Posted on a newly updated WP 2.5 installation. It’s taking some getting used to but I think I like it. As a side note, when they tell you to deactivate the plugins before upgrading, they really… Read More


College professors responding to RateMyProfessor via video on an MTV site Professors Strike Back Out Such. A. Bad. Idea. I’ve rarely seen college professors come off worse. Nothing says class like snarky replies to anonymous comments on web sites. Better yet, I want to do it in conjunction with MTV (who can’t even get streaming… Read More


and less lazy, I’d draw an extended comparison between the way our education system works and the way our Army deals with technology. I’d base it off this Wired article “How Technology Almost Lost the War: In Iraq, the Critical Networks Are Social — Not Electronic”. I’d reference this O’Reilly article (which led me to… Read More


I found these beautiful notes from SXSW via Boing Boing where I saw Battledecks which led to this summary. credit Mike Rohde Powerpoint meets Karaoke in this battle of wits. Watch your favorite speakers craft an off-the-cuff presentation using slides they’ve never seen before. Eight competitors will have five minutes to complete their presentation. Three… Read More


Want some really interesting and topical statistics to use? Of course you do. This is a great site for math, stats, and sociology. Seems like Zubin Jelveh is writing things that’d mix into Dan Meyer’s class pretty well. He’s got everything from Pete Rose’s betting stats to the cost of pennies and the economic ramifications… Read More


I found this great post via O’Reilly Radar. It’s basically the notes from a presentation at eTech. I found the ideas and applications really interesting. If you want to see examples of Web 2.0 being used in amazing ways to change the world, this is the post for you. It ought to lead to some… Read More


So Blackboard’s big time now (80% of the LMS market) and has bought out its rivals or sued them. Let’s ignore the fact that their product really is focused on administration rather than learning. They made $4.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. So they’re not a one man shop barely getting by. This… Read More