Sandstorm.io for Teachers | Presentations

I’ve long been a believer that teachers should explore open source edtech tools as an alternative to all the free, freemium, ad-supported, and privacy-invading web applications that are marketed to us. In addition to all the great open source desktop applications, there are a lot of open alternatives to the …

Java-based Edtech Tools Pose Security Risk

I was just discussing free screencasting tools with some fellow Instructional Designers, and realizing how many of the most commonly-used apps like Screencast-O-Matic are based on Java technology. Java’s recent plague of security breaches has earned it the title of  the biggest vulnerability for US computers, and yet, I haven’t …

Good MF’ing Online Learning

  Every so often, I go visit this website for inspiration: MotherFuckingWebsite.com It starts with the text This is a motherfucking website. And it’s fucking perfect. Seriously, what the fuck else do you want? It goes on to remind us that websites do not need to have all the eye …

Murphy’s Mantras for LMS Evaluation

Comment on What’s Really to Blame for the Failures of Our Learning-Management Systems by Michael Feldstein. This post does a great job of summarizing the absurd challenges surrounding the LMS procurement process. It explains (without casting blame) why so many LMSes have such a similar set of features (at least when …