Twitter Updates: 2013-03-22 to 2013-03-28

Just got a press release about an anti-Wharton protest over something most Wharton faculty aren't even aware of. http://t.co/kyCJboovFh -> The issue: A controversial Indian politician was dis-invited as a speaker to a student-organized Wharton conference after complaints. -> What a sad story, with lots of villains and no heroes. We all have a lot more work to do to combat sexism in tech. http://t.co/aUWCblNEdM -> Congrats and good luck!! ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-03-15 to 2013-03-21

Next session of my #gamification13 massive online course starts April 1. Please sign up and spread the word! http://t.co/VbinFvDy3T -> Mozilla releases Open Badges 1.0. Badge frameworks are a huge deal for the future of education. http://t.co/kkfikroXWh -> I'm thinking about how to improve the experience in session #2 of my #gamification13 MOOC. Ideas welcome. http://t.co/VbinFvDy3T -> Curious how game design techniques can be used in business? My #gamification13 MOOC ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-03-08 to 2013-03-14

Haven't found a free one I particularly like. Anyone else? MT @YokohamaDaniel: Mr. Werbach, what is your favorite online polling tool? -> Gamification. MOOCs. April Fools Day. Together. What could go wrong? http://t.co/VbinFvDy3T #gamification13 -> RT @kairoer: I am using #gamification principles you though last year at three different speeches next week. Thanks for the inspiration! -> Happy international #womensday! Empowering women around the world and removing barriers here at ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-03-01 to 2013-03-07

Well, if you're not worried, you're likely to get MOOCed! RT @samplereality: Until MOOC is used as a verb, I'm not worried. -> Happiness lesson of the day: Life is too important to take for granted. Always remain surprised that you wound up where you did… so far. -> RT @audreywatters: "what happens when we 'hack education' in such a way that our public institutions are dismantled?" http://t.co/ZzSrHFjrpa -> One ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-02-22 to 2013-02-28

Can someone explain this quote from the CEO of AT&T about spectrum policy? I think he's attacking unlicensed. http://t.co/zQvNCLLWV0 -> 30,000 registrations so far for my #gamification13 class on Coursera. The 1st session had >80,000; can we get there? http://t.co/VbinFvDy3T -> Thanks! RT @bpenticuff: Highly Recommended! “@kwerb: 30,000 registrations for my #gamification13 class on Coursera. http://t.co/VbinFvDy3T” -> No, thank you! MT @krdpravin: It was "THE" course @kwerb thank you so ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-02-15 to 2013-02-21

Skype now handles 1/3 as many international call minutes as all the world's phone companies combined: http://t.co/Sx81PLmD -> Gratz to my RIT friends for the amazing new MAGIC lab on games, media & creativity! http://t.co/96N8fhlW @mamamusings -> Considering launching a global crusade to replace #TGIF with #HSIF (Holy…). Who's with me? -> Is it more surprising that few critics of massive online courses (MOOCs) have ever taught one, or that ...

Twitter Updates: 2013-02-08 to 2013-02-14

Word. MT @gigibsohn: FCC Chief of Staff Zac Katz: transition to IP doesn't automatically mean that there is competition. #siliconflatirons -> TIRED: net neutrality. WIRED: IP interconnection. #fakesiliconflatirons -> TIRED: wireless. WIRED: unlicensed wireless. #fakesiliconflatirons -> Brilliantly written but misguided @zunguzungu reply to @chirky on MOOCs. Reverses theoretical and practical. http://t.co/MS5BPIpP -> This is the kind of dangerously unrealistic and unreflective MOOCtopianism we should all be fighting: http://t.co/1Hu0TeqY -> Detailed ...

Under Construction

I finally decided to update my ancient blog template and make some other changes behind the scenes.  Hopefully this will give me some motivation to start posting here again.  Please pardon the mess while I work on things. Thanks!

Our Jewish Christmas Eve

We have a tradition in my family of using Christmas Eve as an excuse for a hearty home-cooked family dinner, usually followed by making a fire in the fireplace and enjoying games or a movie together. Normally it’s my super-dense split pea soup, but this year I made that for Chanukah.  I made so much, in fact, that we were eating it for a week afterwards.  Time for something different. ...

Sotto Voce

Something fascinating is happening in America. It is still too early to hope that the 2012 election and Sandy Hook represent a policial realignment, but the possibility is becoming hard to ignore. What we’ve learned over the past two decades is that the digital communications revolution — the most empowering, democratizing technological change since the printing press — can enable a well-organized and well-funded minority with compelling (if dangerous) ideas ...