1. cogdog

    Spiraling Down Minuscule DS106 History Details


    I have increasing respect for historians who try to decipher events from hundreds of years ago. They have shreds to work with. What I am writing about is from only five years ago. I was part of it. I have my story of what happened. But still, it’s not always …

  2. cogdog

    Dear #ds106


    Advice for ds106 from University of Mary Washington students, a video project by Nora Forknall…

  3. cogdog

    The Small Random Things That Openness Affords


    This kind of small act of near random #ds106 connection will not increase enrollments, will not “fix” education, will not improve institutional metrics… yet I just cannot let it slip by without a small “wow”.

    And the ironic thing is that the tweet in which I saw it came into …

  4. cogdog

    How The Web Was / Is Won


    A few weeks ago I got an email from Justin Reich asking if I wanted to run a workshop on connected courses with him at DML 2016. Heck yeah! I’m a big follower of his work, and it was Justin who got me on board doing an aggregation hub a …

  5. cogdog

    #TDC1500: A Daily Create Odyssey


    Some of the best experiences doing the DS106 Daily Create are taking on one that you think is maybe not all that special, interesting, and falling into a magic shiny rabbit hole… in the act of just letting the mind fly open and also stumbling across the unexpected trigger.

    I’m …

  6. cogdog

    Notes From the Lazy B



    Can I get a badge?

    As much as I enjoy reading, I am a pathetic xMOOC-like reader- I keep signing up and rarely complete. I have at least 3 books on a table at home with a bookmark in the middle, and on my …

  7. cogdog

    ds106 – CogDogBlog 2016-01-25 01:47:54


    At my November checkup my doctor did the same routines he has done 4 times a year for the last 5 years I’ve visited, but this time he came up with something new.

    “I hear a heart murmur.”

    Murmur? Is that like a heart having a speech impediment?

    I recalled …

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