Category Archives: Blogo-eroticism and Other Hype

Xplana.com: Is This a PLE?

The title of this post is slightly tongue-in-cheek because I have my doubts about whether there is such a thing as PLEs that are distinct from existing software product categories. If there were, then after years of people talking about … Continue reading

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On "Open" Proprietary Software

There’s been a lot of buzz from various proprietary LMS and SIS vendors lately about how “open” their respective platforms are. I think it’s important that we have a sophisticated notion of openness that is more nuanced than all or … Continue reading

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Your Predictions for 2008?

Well, it’s December 30th, and I have already gotten my first invitation to contribute to a “predictions for 2009″ article. And it got me thinking about a twist on the question. What developments in the world of educational technology during … Continue reading

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I, Too, Am a Twit

For a long time, I vowed never to get sucked into Twitter. The idea of broadcasting my every belch and hiccup to the world in real time just struck me as absurdly narcissistic. Of course, I made exactly the same … Continue reading

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The Perils of Prediction

As we watch the spectacle of the jackasses in the mainstream media blithely continue to pretend to know what they’re talking about after being repeatedly and stunning wrong in the predictions of the U.S. Presidential primary, it’s worthwhile to look … Continue reading

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