Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Open is not so open anymore

A while back there was a fascinating article titled "Open Isn't so Open Anymore". It lingered in my starred items folder for quite some time, but I finally was able to read it. I think the blog post does deserve a reading (or even a re-reading!)My two cents on the issue: In order to really have open education, we really do need some radicals to step up to the plate and take command of the field.
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My Lazy American Students

An interesting article popped up on Inside Higher Ed today about the work ethic of American students (Original Boston.com article here). I would say that this is a gross overgeneralization based on anecdotal evidence. Now anecdotal evidence does serve a purpose, but I think that you are not comparing apples to apples. The United States for instance does not have a unified educational system (and
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I'm on a Mac

Well, Here's a spoof of a spoof!SNL (Saturday Night Live) had a spoof of songs that use autotune called "I'm on a boat". Well, now we have a spoof of that spoof called "I'm on a Mac". The guy in the "PC-Pain" role looks like the "Human Being" mascot in Community (the NBC show - which it turns out has a mock website!)
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Mario out of his element

Well, it seems like Mario and Luigi are the butt of another joke - and who can blame college humor? The Mario brothers are venerable icons of our youth (and as such are probably getting more than their fair share of mockery). In this episode Mario and Luigi are no longer in the Mushroom Kingdom...See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.
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Καλή Χρονιά!

Χρόνια πολλά και καλή χρονιά σε όλους.Το νέο έτος να σας βρεί με χαρά και υγεία, ότι επιθυμήτε μπροστά σας να το βρείτε, και για τους μαθητές και φοιτητές που διαβάζουν - καλό μυαλό :-)Happy New Year to all!Best wishes to everyone out there, and good luck to
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2009, το έτος της ελληνικής τηλεόρασης

Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος...Ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά ...Για κάτσε, το 2009 δεν έφυγε ακόμα . Κοιτάζοντας πίσω στο 2009 βλέπω πως το 2009 ήταν πραγματικά το έτος της νέα ελληνικής τηλεόρασης για μέν. Όχι την κρατικής ΝΕΤ, αλλά προγραμμάτων
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Tech Support Flowchart

Some xkcd comics I don't get - but this one is epic!
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More Personal Brand Bullsh*t

Happy week-between-xmas-and-new-years everyone! I hope all is well, at work and at home (and for those of you awaiting your fall semester grades - good luck there as well!). OK, so here is is a comment I've been wanting to make on this story on the Brazen Careerist Network: 10 ways to get fired for building your personal brand. Now I've harped on and on about how I believe that this term (Personal
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Χρόνια Πολλά - Merry Christmas!

Χρόνια πολλά και καλά Χριστούγεννα! Ευτυχία, υγεία και ειρήνη παντού στον κόσμο!Merry Christmas and best wishes to all. Health, Happiness and Peace to the world!
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Pre-requisite FAIL

The other day I saw that a local community college had sent us a catalogue of courses for the upcoming semester. We decided to flip through it just to see what they are offering, after all you never know what you are going to find.When we get to the computer science area we see the description seen in this screenshot. OK, it's a class where one learns about ISPs, the Internet, online services like
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