Review: Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses
Sunday, Dec 17 2017 01:30 | Academia, Books, goodreads, MOOC, PhD, review, Social Media, Social Networks
Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses by Steven D. KrauseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an interesting collection of essays by people (who I think) met through an xMOOC (EDCMOOC) and decided to put their experiences together. It was interesting to take a slice of MOOC history and read some initial reactions to this phenomenon. Although, calling EDCMOOC
Star Trek TCTU ideas (part I)
Bring these back ;-)The other day I was thinking back to the 1990s and early 2000s when we had two or three star trek series going on at the same time. Man, that was entertaining ;-). The recent DC universe (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) shows on the CW have made me ponder about what a Star Trek equivalent would be like (call it the TCTU - Trek Cinema and TV Universe -
Sev TNG: Program #9
I guess the subtext here is something sexual in nature? The punchline sort of works because it it leaves a lot to the imagination, but it's not all that funny :-/ (original archive here)
Seems like today's news comes in the form of the demise of Storify - a tool that I don't often use, but many in my academic circle tend to love. The tool allows you to aggregate content from other social media sites, like facebook, twitter, instagram, the web (and more) and put those in collections called...Stories! I've used it a few times for conferences, but the last time I really used
A castlevania christmas
A little humor found this past weekend on Kotaku's Sunday Comics (especially for those Castlevania fans) :-)
Winter Wonderland is here!
Monday, Dec 11 2017 02:00 | Entertainment, Games, holidays, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames, winter
One of my favorite seasonal STO events is here: Q's winter wonderland - where mischievous Q transports you to a...ermmm...winter wonderland...complete with winter events, winter clothing, and a new limited edition ship that you can claim.The Kramp'IhrThis year's addition to the game is the Kramp'Ihr - melding human winter-time monsters like the Krampus with Klingon undead (the Fekh'Ihr). It
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
An interesting bit of American history from College Humor (via Alec Couros)
I guess the year-in-review engines have started early this year for various social media platforms. Earlier today I got a link for my Year-in-Review for Pocket. What's odd is that because of various projects I've been working on I didn't think I did all that much reading on Pocket. I guess I did more reading than I thought I did...
Sev TNG: Dr. Polaski joins the crew
I do wonder if there is a universe there (or a book series?) where Polaski and Crusher meet and collaborate...(original archive here)
Wait...did I read that?
When I kicked off my plan to get my dissertation proposal done (last spring), I had earmarked this fall semester as the literature review semester. I had a sense that it would take quite some time to do, but I didn't think it would take me the entire fall semester. I guess hope for the best, plan for the worst is the operative phrase. Over the past few years I've been collecting articles