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Richard Bartle on MUDs and British Snobbery - YouTube - Matt Chat 296
How ideology - and not necessarily the dominant one - gets laced into design. Dr. Matt Barton, SCSU, interviews Dr. Richard Bartle, co-creator of MUD. The MUD as a place that cancels out accent: On the internet, no one knows you're a northerner, so you're free to become a wizard.
DH  design  opensource  semiotics 
june 2015 by mcmorgan
The tools don't get you the job
An argument that goes behind open source. Teach theory and the tools will find their own way. "Education is not meant to structure itself to the expectations of people seeking education." And "And maybe even sadder is that instead of teaching the students to be independent, to think about things in a different way, we educators are teaching people to fail. We are teaching up-and-comers that if something stands in your way, the correct response is to either throw money at it, and if you haven't got the money, then either get out or surrender, but do not under any circumstance deviate from the established course that the ads have proscribed"
pedagogy  ed_reform  fedwiki  opened  opensource 
june 2015 by mcmorgan
Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle
Here's a chord. Here's another. Now go form a band. Brian Lamb and Jim Groom critique open ed, sneaky commodification, Vivienne Westwood, and the coming New Romantics. This is where we are, again. Like old home week. "It may not surprise readers that the two of us—a couple of embittered Gen-X'ers who've been associated with the "edupunk" aesthetic—look at the commodification of online educational environments with distaste. At the risk of indulging our stereotypical knee-jerk anti-corporatism, we note here several concerns."
mooc  ple  bollocks  openeducation  edupunk  openaccess  opensource  sex_pistols  SCORM 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
The Ben Franklin Project
From web to print. "The Journal Register Company’s Ben Franklin Project is an opportunity to re-imagine the newsgathering process with the focus on Digital First and Print Last. Using only free tools found on the Internet, the project will – from assigning to editing- create, publish and distribute news content on both the web and in print"
print  publishing  blog  crowdsourcing  opensource  journalism  media 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Developing a Personal Open Courseware Strategy - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Brief column on making that MIT move to open sourcing content. Plan. Use your own server. Use your own CMS (wiki). Promote to admin.
Opensource  publishing2.0  academicblogging  academic 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Dan Cohen» Open Access Publishing and Scholarly Values
Be visible, be findable: "But in their cost-benefit calculus they often forget to factor in the hidden costs of publishing in a closed way. The largest hidden cost is the invisibility of what you publish. When you publish somewhere that is behind gates, or in paper only, you are resigning all of that hard work to invisibility in the age of the open web. You may reach a few peers in your field, but you miss out on the broader dissemination of your work, including to potential other fans."
publishing2.0  academic  opensource  scholarship  digital 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site, Part 1: Introduction and overview
when dreamweaver goes away. uses web design process to adapt drupal to well-stated purposes. what it means for web design and wcw: projects will deal with selecting the right cms for the job, finessing the css, etc
readme  webdesign  opensource  cms  drupal  wcw 
july 2006 by mcmorgan

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