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2017

January, 2017

  • 5th: From Seminar to Lecture to MOOC

  • 2015

    September, 2015

  • 3rd: Sending and receiving email with Elixir
  • August, 2015

  • 26th: Email notifications about errors in Elixir
  • 21st: Elixir Prelude: Packing up utility functions
  • April, 2015

  • 19th: Fun with terminal and Vim macros
  • February, 2015

  • 20th: OpenEdX and LTI: Pedagogical scripts and SSO
  • January, 2015

  • 23rd: Random German Stuff that Matters - great content auf Deutsch

  • 2014

    October, 2014

  • 14th: Starting data analysis/wrangling with R: Things I wish I'd been told
  • 3rd: A pedagogical script for idea convergence through tagging Etherpad content
  • 3rd: Supporting idea convergence through pedagogical scripts and Etherpad APIs, an introduction
  • September, 2014

  • 22nd: Easy interoperability between Ruby and Python scripts with JSON
  • April, 2014

  • 16th: Creating Anki cards for Russian Coursera MOOC with stemming and frequency lists
  • March, 2014

  • 11th: Learning idiomatic Haskell with Exercism.io
  • 10th: Parsing massive clicklogs, an approach to parallel Python
  • 9th: GNU Parallel, quick and easy

  • 2013

    October, 2013

  • 18th: Playing with word stemming and frequencies in Russian
  • 16th: Tuesday morning hack: Rename, resize and upload image, and get Markdown link
  • 3rd: Blogging with Nanoc: Easy workflow for embedding images
  • 2nd: Likert-graphs in R, embedding metadata for easier plotting
  • September, 2013

  • 29th: Fun with Julia, metaprogramming and Sublime Text
  • 29th: Moving my blog to a VPS
  • May, 2013

  • 22nd: Workshop on Scholarly Markdown in San Francisco
  • April, 2013

  • 7th: Tweets from Coursera Partner's Conference
  • 6th: Impressions from the first Coursera conference
  • 2nd: Switching from WordPress to nanoc, jumping in feet first
  • March, 2013

  • 29th: Time tracker one week on, new features
  • 28th: Link-helper for Markdown, using Google Chrome history and other sources
  • 24th: Unique publication IDs in open scholar search
  • 22nd: Tweets from Beyond the PDF 2
  • 18th: More thoughts on quantified self, tracking and visualizing
  • 17th: Unobtrusive time tracker, visualizing time spent with Ruby and R
  • February, 2013

  • 23rd: Open Access at IgniteAlberta
  • January, 2013

  • 25th: Making Open Access articles much more visible, automatically
  • 25th: Integrating iPhone photography with wiki for note-taking during conference

  • 2012

    October, 2012

  • 22nd: Open Access Week 2012: Looking back at five years of OA talks
  • 22nd: Knowledge Media Design: Fundamental Principles
  • August, 2012

  • 10th: Closing down Virtual University of Pakistan index
  • June, 2012

  • 13th: tag-extract: A tool to automatically restructure text/outline using tags
  • 8th: Search 40+ edutech wikis
  • May, 2012

  • 10th: Using web clipping and sidewiki to gather and synthesize information
  • April, 2012

  • 24th: OISE/University of Toronto gets an Open Access policy!
  • 17th: API to check if a publication is "Open Access"
  • 16th: Weekly review April 15, 2012
  • 12th: "Semantic" Researchr/DokuWiki search
  • 8th: Peer learning and distributed open courses
  • 8th: Weekly review April 8, 2012
  • February, 2012

  • 8th: Results of a 1.5 year academic publishing experiment
  • 8th: Two articles about Chinese open courses published
  • 2nd: My one month Russian challenge
  • 1st: Great example of science inquiry learning from Chinese village school

  • 2011

    August, 2011

  • 9th: Open Courses and Informal Learning in a Web 2.0 World: A Research Agenda
  • 9th: ICETC in Changchun: International conferences in China
  • 4th: Interview with a CSCL Intro follower/lurker
  • July, 2011

  • 21st: Notes from Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning conference 2011
  • June, 2011

  • 20th: Participation statistics of CSCL intro
  • 9th: GroupScribbles and pedagogical patterns
  • 7th: GCCCE 2011 in Hangzhou
  • 6th: CSCL-intro the Bi-Weekly #10
  • 4th: Scaffolding and support for collaborative learning
  • 1st: Chinese translation of MA thesis on Top Level Courses available
  • May, 2011

  • 28th: Cohere: A prototype for contested collective intelligence
  • 26th: Conceptually explicit representations for group learning and representational guidance
  • 23rd: Etherpad + small groups in Skype, a new way of doing P2PU meetings
  • 19th: Contributions to a Theoretical Framework for CSCL
  • 19th: CSCL-intro The Bi-Weekly #7
  • 18th: All the raw notes from my MA thesis: Chinese National Top Level Courses
  • 18th: Junior Researchr: A design proposal
  • 17th: Knowledge building: theory, pedagogy and technology
  • 17th: Notes from AERA11 in New Orleans
  • 17th: Grappling with ideas: convergence and divergence
  • April, 2011

  • 27th: CSCL-intro "The Biweekly" #1
  • 26th: CSCL-intro week 1: Constructivism
  • 26th: Grading: evaluative or coercive?
  • 25th: New P2PU course: Intro to Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • 5th: P2PU Future Scenario on Collaboration
  • March, 2011

  • 31st: Guess that language
  • 25th: Open Courses done right: Saylor Foundation
  • 4th: Tweets from Learning Analytics conference 2011
  • 3rd: Notes from Learning Analytics Conference 2011: Day 2
  • February, 2011

  • 28th: Notes from Learning Analytics Conference 2011: Day 1
  • 27th: Notes from Learning Analytics Conference 2011: Pre-conference
  • January, 2011

  • 3rd: Interview with CICIStudy: Chinese portal for OpenCourseWare courses

  • 2010

    December, 2010

  • 20th: New Chinese blog, and translating my thesis to Chinese
  • 9th: P2PU in 24 different languages!
  • 9th: The Chinese Top Level Courses Project: Conclusion and directions for further research
  • 8th: The power of models and examples, understanding the role of the Top Level Courses Project in China
  • 7th: Two metaphors for professors and course delivery, comparing North America and China
  • 7th: OER for a multicultural classroom: the student as user, and producer
  • 6th: The power of personal relationships in the spread of the OpenCourseWare model
  • 3rd: How the world misunderstood the Chinese Top Level Courses Project
  • 2nd: Case studies of OpenCourseWare in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea
  • 1st: The impact of MIT's OpenCourseWare model on the Top Level Courses Project
  • November, 2010

  • 29th: The future of Chinese Top Level Courses
  • 29th: Comparison of Chinese Top Level Courses with MIT OpenCourseWare
  • 27th: Critiques of the Chinese Top Level Courses Project in the Chinese literature
  • 26th: Commercial ecosystem around Chinese Top Level Courses
  • 25th: Ebooks finally come to Norway
  • 25th: The Jingpinke.com Portal for Chinese open courses
  • October, 2010

  • 30th: How and by whom are the Chinese Top Level Courses used?
  • 29th: Effects of the Top Level Courses Project for institutions
  • 28th: Effects of being selected as Top Level Course for individual professors
  • 27th: Case studies of applying for the Top Level Courses designation
  • 26th: Introducing individual Top Level Courses case studies
  • 25th: Institutional perspectives on the Chinese National Top Level Courses Project
  • 24th: How to be an open scholar (OA week 2010)
  • 24th: Two stages of development of the Chinese National Top Level Courses Project
  • 14th: Development of the selection criteria for China's Top Level Courses Project
  • 13th: Course selection criteria for the Chinese Top Level Courses
  • 12th: Inception of the Chinese Top Level Courses Project
  • 11th: Massification of higher education, and prestige projects
  • 10th: Norwegian interview about Chinese Top Level Courses and OER production
  • 10th: Course evaluations and quality assurance in Chinese higher education
  • 8th: The beginning of course evaluations in Chinese universities
  • 5th: Chinese higher ed after the Cultural Revolution: continuity and change
  • 3rd: Chinese higher ed during Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution
  • 2nd: Russia's influence on Chinese higher ed - 1949-1958
  • September, 2010

  • 27th: Open Governance week 1: Acting like baboons
  • 22nd: OER from the perspectives of world institutionalism and policy borrowing
  • 17th: Categorizing OER based on four purposes
  • 17th: Definition of Open Educational Resources
  • 15th: ePub version of MA thesis
  • 14th: Introduction: MIT courses and Chinese open courses
  • 13th: MA thesis on Open Educational Resources in China released, watch it fly
  • August, 2010

  • 31st: New Peer2Peer University Courses!
  • 23rd: Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge 2010
  • June, 2010

  • 30th: How P2PU fits into the open ed landscape, and why we call ourselves a university
  • 8th: How to sync slides with audio/video, a few alternatives
  • 8th: Presentation: Viewing Open Education from the Perspectives of Knowledge Building and Connectivism
  • 8th: Many Chinese web sites on global top 1000 list
  • 7th: Interview about P2PU on Campus Tech Connections
  • 6th: Tune in to Campus Tech Connections today!
  • May, 2010

  • 22nd: Textbooks for Virtual University of Pakistan / OER for International Understanding
  • 21st: The Virtual University of Pakistan has 6,000 hours of video lectures on Youtube
  • 16th: Connectivism and transculturality -- notes from a talk by Stephen Downes
  • 15th: Youtube lovefest
  • 12th: Around the world with Cory Doctorow's writings
  • 6th: How to cite Chinese sources in Chicago style
  • 4th: Notemonk, innovative Indian website combining open textbooks and social learning
  • 3rd: Open Access Journals: CC Bait and Switch?
  • 3rd: What is happening with Universal Library? Open letter to Dr. Raj Reddy at CMU
  • 3rd: Is TD "aapna" bank? Appealing to the South Asian community
  • 3rd: CC Bait and Switch Update: e-Century responds
  • 1st: P2PU and homeschoolers?
  • April, 2010

  • 29th: Personal time tracker with Ruby and Growl
  • 28th: Read community blogs on P2PU Planet!
  • 19th: Open Scholars and Divergence/Convergence, Groups/Networks
  • 19th: EdFutures: First post
  • 12th: Manipulating list of tweets with TextMate (with screencast)
  • March, 2010

  • 28th: Peer2Peer University in the news
  • February, 2010

  • 28th: Key numbers from China's 2010-2020 education plan
  • January, 2010

  • 20th: OER and P2PU: Talk at Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • 19th: Equitable Governance in Multilingual Wikipedia
  • 14th: Tweets from Critical Point of View: WikiWars conference in Bangalore

  • 2009

    December, 2009

  • 21st: Harper Valley PTA/Fru Johnsen/Fr36ken Fredriksson
  • November, 2009

  • 19th: Article about Peer2Peer University in L'Actualit39
  • 19th: Innovative projects in the publishing of OER
  • 2nd: Creating a "dictionary" from KDE translation files
  • October, 2009

  • 28th: The ethical review process for social science research
  • 28th: Identity rap from Norwegian-Egyptian
  • 25th: Korean teachers make \$10 million/year by producing online resources
  • 25th: Combining OERs with Wikipedia - a winning combination
  • 19th: Stories of peace, from China and Ukraine
  • August, 2009

  • 30th: Comparative Education Review partially opens peer-review
  • 27th: Encouraging sharing without getting all lawyery
  • 27th: Conversation with Leigh Blackall
  • June, 2009

  • 20th: Tweets from OAI6 on Open Access in Geneva
  • 9th: On critically engaging with other people's writing
  • 9th: PhD thesis on learning object reuse, and some ponderings
  • 4th: Talk in Chinese at SocialLearnlab: Social Learning
  • May, 2009

  • 25th: New talk in Chinese: Understanding the meaning of open education, expanding the definition of OER
  • April, 2009

  • 27th: Cantonese the Movie: Killer Tattoo Death Dragon Master Black Hand Massacre Misunderstanding
  • 27th: Open Education - lecture in Chinese at South China Normal University
  • 13th: Digitized books on Aceh - but are they accessible to Acehnese?
  • 5th: Language representation among DOAJ Open Access journals
  • March, 2009

  • 20th: Public domain books in many languages
  • 20th: Summer plans
  • 19th: 407 Indonesian textbooks openly available
  • 16th: "Open education around the world" presentation at OISE
  • 16th: Open Education Videos around the world: The Making Of
  • 16th: Open Education panel at Dean's Graduate Conference
  • 12th: Links from the talk Open education around the world
  • February, 2009

  • 23rd: The English-Chinese dictionary, revisited
  • 17th: Open Access news from Norway
  • 16th: Release early, release often: English-Chinese dictionary based on Wikipedia
  • 12th: Slideshare has great customer support
  • 12th: Presentation on OpenCourseWare in China posted to Slideshare
  • 4th: Large market for Spanish-language books in the US
  • January, 2009

  • 31st: How to get Bokeen Cybook v3 ebook reader to display Chinese with Stanza
  • 28th: Upcoming: A theoretical approach to accreditation of Open Education
  • 25th: One size does not fit all: A case study of the spread of OpenCourseWare to India, China and Japan.
  • 25th: Upcoming Presentation: Open Education Around the World
  • 25th: Global Concept, Local Practices: State of the Research on OCW in Chinese
  • 20th: Cathy Casserly to head new OER program at Carnegie Foundation
  • 18th: Article about Indonesian reading gardens in IFLA newsletter
  • 18th: Interview about Peer2Peer University at P2P Foundation
  • 16th: Open Access e-books at University of Oslo
  • 11th: How to restore your hacked WordPress database from Google Cache through Ruby
  • 11th: Blog hacked - returns from the dead

  • 2008

    December, 2008

  • 5th: World's largest university opens almost ALL its materials!
  • 4th: How to design ballots, great report
  • 4th: Chinese Python, multilingual programming #2
  • November, 2008

  • 21st: Chinese Python: Translating a programming language
  • 19th: Adopted musician, Sweden, and two kinds of open access
  • 10th: Theoretical frameworks for researching OER
  • 10th: African Journals Online - wonderful, but I want access
  • 9th: What28099s happening with OpenLibrary and OCA
  • October, 2008

  • 26th: Peer2Peer University - week one
  • 26th: OMG! Toronto *finally* has a transit route planner
  • 18th: Michael Wesch strikes again - must see video about innovation in higher ed
  • 17th: Do you speak other languages, but surf only in English?
  • 17th: The great international OCW debate
  • 9th: 27 female edubloggers from ZaidLearn
  • September, 2008

  • 29th: International students in Canada, extending student permit
  • 23rd: OCWC Logan 08: news and reflections
  • 20th: Mencerdaskan Bangsa - An Inquiry into the Phenomenon of Taman Bacaan in Indonesia
  • August, 2008

  • 24th: 2809CWhy I Deserve an OpenEd 2008 Scholarship.2809D
  • 14th: Talk at IIPA in Delhi on open research, OER and open learning in developing countries (slidecast)
  • 10th: Opensource Fellowships and localization into Indic languages at SARAI
  • 10th: Indian reactions to the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • 3rd: OpenLibrary and Universal Library, guys work together!
  • 2nd: Very exciting new initiative to organize research around open education
  • July, 2008

  • 26th: Size of Wikipedia in different Indic languages
  • 20th: Is your course schedule full yet? Some great offerings (Wiley wikis)
  • 19th: Celebrating first book read in a foreign language
  • 18th: Finally Toronto in the movies - Kismat Konnection
  • June, 2008

  • 27th: Can one-party systems be more accountable than democracies?
  • 2nd: Some observations and suggestions about the Rural China Education Foundation library programs at two rural sites
  • 2nd: Many small improvements make a harmonious society (和谐社会)?
  • May, 2008

  • 13th: Chongqing, Hechuan via Beijing to Linqing
  • April, 2008

  • 29th: Anatomy of a Chinese 网吧 (cybercafe)
  • 29th: A paean to Chinese bookstores
  • 28th: Wuhan, where have you been all these years?
  • 13th: Support Weng Diedie in going back to Mosuo
  • 12th: Free and public domain language courses
  • 11th: Screencast of Wikipedia offline (zip-doc)
  • 11th: Pick out text based on formatting, OpenOffice/Ruby trick
  • 10th: Ethiotube: you a tube, me a tube, everyone a tube-tube
  • 7th: More thoughts on Indonesian project to buy copyrights
  • 7th: Reading list dump
  • 7th: Indonesian text books: First copyrights bought
  • 6th: Many great free textbooks from India
  • 6th: OpenCourseWare around the world: China and India
  • 3rd: Online conferences, teaching and learning in Second Life, SLanguages 2008
  • 2nd: Google Books step aside - OpenLibrary makes reading fun
  • 1st: Sore di Tugu Pancoran, Iwan Fals
  • March, 2008

  • 12th: Berita Kepada Kawan, Ebiet G. Ade
  • 12th: Berita Kepada Kawan, Ebiet G. Ade
  • 10th: Distributing Ruby applications, Ruby temporary insanity
  • 9th: Individual article statistics for Wikipedia: Endless amusement
  • 7th: Git, Gitorious.org and Zip-doc (offline Wikipedia)
  • 7th: A "Fair Trade" logo for academic research?
  • 1st: And all because, he decided to walk that day2806
  • February, 2008

  • 25th: PhotoDropper - making blogging with CC pictures painless
  • 17th: Prokem, bahasa gaul, language inventiveness
  • 16th: Is Chinese the new French?
  • 16th: Peranakan literature in Indonesia
  • 13th: The Gardener, by Rabindranath Tagore, II
  • 12th: The Gardener, by Rabindranath Tagore (excerpt)
  • 12th: Cat's Crossing, and list of Toronto-related fiction
  • 10th: Using Wikipedia as an authoritative list: National libraries and IFLA
  • 8th: Indonesian government wants to buy text book copyrights
  • January, 2008

  • 24th: Jian Ghomeshi on Media Literacy at York University
  • 22nd: Learning languages, working abroad in international development
  • 20th: Release early, release often: Hindi-English StarDict dictionary
  • 19th: Ruby: Converting between two types of URL escaping
  • 10th: Providing multilingual services - if the Iranian can do it...
  • 9th: My ideal research/annotation tool

  • 2007

    December, 2007

  • 18th: Completely non-representative reflections on New York
  • 13th: Tagging individual links
  • 10th: Amharic dance videos
  • 8th: Microsoft gives you beautiful short films
  • 7th: Learn Swedish
  • 5th: Republishing Links
  • November, 2007

  • 27th: OpenEd: Week 13
  • 22nd: OpenEd: Why I was distracted II
  • 22nd: Tools: Always find the longest Wikipedia article in a language you know
  • 22nd: OpenEd: Why I was distracted I
  • 22nd: OpenEd: Week 12
  • 14th: Mass tertiary education in the developing world
  • 14th: Poem in the morning
  • 13th: Tools and hacks: Wikipedia redirect
  • 11th: Subtitling II: Nothing is new under the stars
  • 1st: OpenEd: Week 10
  • October, 2007

  • 28th: OpenEd: Week 9, Wikinomics
  • 24th: OpenEd: Week 8
  • 19th: OpenEd: Notes from week 8 readings
  • 17th: Boxroom - Ruby on Rails file repository
  • 9th: OpenEd: Week 7
  • September, 2007

  • 30th: Website design in China
  • 30th: Online tools and the Burma protests
  • 27th: Reading MIT OCW Case Studies and Evaluation Report
  • 23rd: OpenEd: Week 4
  • 23rd: OpenEd: Notes from reading week 4, A Review of Open Educational Resources
  • 23rd: OpenEd: Notes from reading week 2, Giving Knowledge for Free
  • 21st: Quick links - Chinese students in the US
  • 21st: MA program in free software development
  • 10th: Political TV debates in Norway
  • 1st: Multicultural television in Norway
  • August, 2007

  • 31st: OpenEd: Week 1
  • February, 2007

  • 15th: Wikipedia Offline Server 0.2

  • 2006

    May, 2006

  • 10th: Lovely University of Toronto campus, a walk-through
  • 5th: Teaching political science at Tsinghua University
  • 3rd: Indonesian dictionary/mouseover: Terbang Dengan Bahasa Indonesia
  • 2nd: Screencast: Wenlin helps you read Chinese
  • April, 2006

  • 24th: Down, up, and move: Tales of DNS woes
  • 15th: The Year of the Yao
  • 10th: Seeing Like a State, by James C. Scott
  • 10th: From China: Rabbis, cheating cadres and Uyghur music videos
  • March, 2006

  • 31st: French accents, php, email and web development
  • 31st: Bookmarklet for MyAccess, UofT libraries
  • 28th: Taiwanese students want value for their money
  • 26th: YubNub and UofT library catalogue access
  • 26th: Chinese politicians on the internet: Fu Rong
  • 15th: Update: Harvard documentary online
  • 15th: Call to anthropologists: Make positive proposals
  • 14th: Amazing pictures of high-density in Hong Kong
  • 10th: Whose Education for All: The Recolonization of the African Mind
  • February, 2006

  • 15th: Diversity in the US and Canadian university system
  • 12th: Who has the rights to a name? Laos or L.A.?
  • 7th: Congratulations: SODEXHO personell unionized!
  • January, 2006

  • 2nd: Distance learning, epidemiology in the morning: UWTV
  • 1st: Christmas in Africa: Youth media and Linux in Chad

  • 2005

    December, 2005

  • 31st: Trains in America? Amtrak to LA!
  • 16th: Newspaper Design: Awesome Polish Amnesty campaign over Belarus
  • 16th: International TV channel?
  • 8th: Brain drain
  • 7th: Sound letters
  • 2nd: Eliminate pennies
  • November, 2005

  • 11th: The End of Poverty, by Jeffrey Sachs
  • 9th: Why did outsourcing to India take off?
  • 1st: Paypal meets micro finance
  • October, 2005

  • 31st: Changing concepts of universities
  • 19th: Statistics; Norway and Canada
  • 11th: Online learning
  • 11th: Ivy League admissions
  • 4th: SUV sales down!
  • 2nd: Subway maps and IP
  • 2nd: Ethiopian doctors
  • September, 2005

  • 18th: Spending money, difficult decisions
  • August, 2005

  • 29th: The Art Haus hostel in Asheville, NC
  • 26th: Thank you, Memphis!
  • 26th: Frosh nostalgia
  • 22nd: People don't steal in Fayetteville
  • 16th: Albuquerque Rocks! (And Poetry Slams Too)
  • 16th: The Wisdom of Crowds
  • 11th: Phone crime and DVD rental
  • 9th: Los Angeles: the Zen of travelling
  • 2nd: Abbrevations
  • 2nd: Travel observations
  • July, 2005

  • 20th: Politicsofhealth.org
  • 13th: Voces inocentes
  • 8th: Barefoot Doctors in China
  • 8th: Privilegied!
  • June, 2005

  • 30th: GMaps, buses, open apis
  • 30th: Delete the Public Space
  • 16th: Coding in Ruby
  • 10th: Sleeper buses and design
  • May, 2005

  • 26th: Mexico City, UNAM, Hunger, Butterflies
  • 25th: Mexico City, UNAM, Hunger, Butterflies
  • 25th: The Hungry Tide
  • 13th: Color revolutions
  • April, 2005

  • 29th: Mastering the Machine Revisited
  • 25th: Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World
  • 25th: Taiwan: A Political History
  • 24th: Calculated Kindness

  • 2004

    October, 2004

  • 31st: Live from Ottawa
  • 28th: Libraries in the Tech Age (ListenIllinois)
  • 19th: A career at the UN?
  • 13th: Political virii in China
  • 4th: Kazakhstan: Father and Daughter face-off
  • September, 2004

  • 27th: Conservative America
  • 26th: Sharing Knowledge with Developing Countries