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Educator, instructional technologist, tinkerer, musicmaker, hauler of bootstraps

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

‪"Many institutions see information technology as an afterthought ..." ‬

Grant Potter "He said he got his first job out of school without any real qualifications, having skipped university to start up a tech blog and write software."

Grant Potter Sideways dictionary: a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technology

Grant Potter "We may learn from this that it is a mistake to suppose that any technological innovation has a one-sided effect. Every technology is both a burden and a blessing; not either-or, but this-and-that"

Grant Potter

Grant Potter "The trouble is that individual researchers perceive that they stand to lose from becoming more open, given the prevailing incentives, at least in the short term. This is a variation on the now familiar (albeit still depressing) problem of the “tragedy of the commons.”

Grant Potter "the time seems ripe to fundamentally redefine open education and once and for all decide that it cannot just equal open educational resources ... the 10th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration creates a perfect opportunity to make this clear" ... props to @clintlalonde for rooting our mission statement in that Declaration

Grant Potter "A pattern, transhumanists would insist, is not the same as a soul. But it’s not difficult to see how it satisfies the same longing. At the very least, a pattern suggests that there is some essential core of our being that will survive and perhaps transcend the inevitable degradation of flesh."

Grant Potter

Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative