The Federated OER Wiki Is Up and Running

Article note: I didn't think I could excited about wikis until I started working with Mike on this project. It's amazing and I can actually start to see the utility of a distributed wiki platform where everyone is contributing to the sum of knowledge in a space.

Tim Owens and I have been working off and on the past couple weeks on this Federated OER Wiki idea, and there have been times where I’ve looked at the design of what we are doing and thought maybe this was the Plan 9 from Outer Space of Edtech projects. Has an idea ever so possessed your waking thought, become so ingrained into the way you start to view things, that you lose the ability to tell whether the idea is brilliant or insane? Or worse, just plain ridiculous? Continue reading

The Federated OER Wiki Is Up and Running

Article note: I didn't think I could excited about wikis until I started working with Mike on this project. It's amazing and I can actually start to see the utility of a distributed wiki platform where everyone is contributing to the sum of knowledge in a space.

Tim Owens and I have been working off and on the past couple weeks on this Federated OER Wiki idea, and there have been times where I’ve looked at the design of what we are doing and thought maybe this was the Plan 9 from Outer Space of Edtech projects. Has an idea ever so possessed your waking thought, become so ingrained into the way you start to view things, that you lose the ability to tell whether the idea is brilliant or insane? Or worse, just plain ridiculous? Continue reading

Six months into Domain of One’s Own

Article note: Wonderful 6 month check-in by Martha on the Domain of One's Own project. It's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day administrative stuff but amazing when you stand back and realize what we've managed to accomplish so far with such an ambitious project.

It’s been months since I did my first status report on Domain of One’s Own, and it’s definitely time to revisit the topic. As it turns out, a few weeks ago I completed a interim report about the project to share with our University’s Board of Visitors. So, I actually have spent a fair amount of time over the last month or so considering the first semester of Domain of One’s Own as well as thinking about the next year or so of the project. Continue reading

Six months into Domain of One’s Own

Article note: Wonderful 6 month check-in by Martha on the Domain of One's Own project. It's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day administrative stuff but amazing when you stand back and realize what we've managed to accomplish so far with such an ambitious project.

It’s been months since I did my first status report on Domain of One’s Own, and it’s definitely time to revisit the topic. As it turns out, a few weeks ago I completed a interim report about the project to share with our University’s Board of Visitors. So, I actually have spent a fair amount of time over the last month or so considering the first semester of Domain of One’s Own as well as thinking about the next year or so of the project. Continue reading

Where’s first gear? (refurbishing the shift pattern)

Article note: Eric, the husband of my colleague Martha Burtis is a huge VW fan and blogs about how he was able to restore a shift pattern on their bus with the user of the vinyl cutter I bought my wife for her birthday a year ago.

Volkswagen owners seem to have a unusual fondness for the VW shift pattern.  I am not sure why as it is not a particularly intricate design, just a simple image that shows drivers where to move the stick shift when … Continue reading

Where’s first gear? (refurbishing the shift pattern)

Article note: Eric, the husband of my colleague Martha Burtis is a huge VW fan and blogs about how he was able to restore a shift pattern on their bus with the user of the vinyl cutter I bought my wife for her birthday a year ago.

Volkswagen owners seem to have a unusual fondness for the VW shift pattern.  I am not sure why as it is not a particularly intricate design, just a simple image that shows drivers where to move the stick shift when … Continue reading