Applications are open for the Open Education Group's #OER Fellowship for 2022-2023. I participated in this program a few years ago and it was a fantastic way to learn more about and start doing research on open educational resources and practices.
See some information about the fellowship here: https://openedgroup.org/fellowship
And more information and the application form: https://byu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj5ITUWTogyKvhr
Look how our program of creative, persistent, out-of-the-box thinkers has grown! Our 2022 graduating class (and some family!) at Plymouth State. Read more about the open pedagogy that has powered our recent years here: http://robinderosa.net/uncategorized/open-pedagogy-at-the-program-level-the-plymouthids-case-study/
For those new to the Fediverse, it's worth mentioning that moving between instances is super-easy, especially on Mastodon.
I started on Mastodon.social in 2017, moved to social.coop, and then have been on fosstodon.org for the past couple of years.
The main benefit of finding your niche is that the local timeline becomes a pre-curated stream of interesting toots! 🎉
NOT ASKING YOU TO HELP ME VANDALIZE PEOPLE'S PROPERTY
Not that anyone would ever do this, but if one were going to make a small sticker to stick on the bumpers of cars with racist/sexist/homotransphobic/antimmigrant/trumpawfulness signage on them, what would such a sticker say? Just a fun hypothetical thought experiment here, folks. Share your ideas for something that would certainly never be done in actual real life.
free ebook re: abortion
Seven Stories Press is offering their New Handbook for a Post-Roe America (ebook) free until May 5: "a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the health care you need — by any means necessary." must give them an email to download.
I wrote this well before all the transitions of this past week in my social media practices, but I think it captures well my current thinking about the opportunities in moving, and also different ways to keep and curate connections. https://www.donnalanclos.com/something-about-networks-and-connections/
"…statistically speaking, librarians like you are far more likely to live far from your parents, and far from where you grew up, and often find yourself in places where you don’t have a single friend you could call to pick you up if your car broke down."
I'm not a librarian, but as an academic, this sentence hit home hard. Academic life can be so lonely at times
Who is missing from California’s community colleges? https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/college-beat-higher-education/2022/04/california-community-college-enrollment-2/
How Urban Planning Could Help Build Better Online Spaces https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/social-media-urban-planning-on-the-media
A few reflections on 3-years of humanizing online STEM. http://brocansky.com/2022/04/what-ive-learned-from-humanizing-online-stem.html
Things to know about the community you joined
🍍 We make no space for anti-queer, misogynist or racist hate on Scholar; we don't condone it; we don't "debate" it as if it were "just another idea"
🍍 Scholar is deeply critical of the institutions/hierarchies of academia but also strives to be supportive of the people working within it
🍍 Scholar is a space for you to gush about what you're learning; don't lose your sense of wonder
🍍 Wholesome/sincere is more the culture here than snarky/shitposty
We (people on Masto) typically content warn things that might be upsetting or challenging for other users to look at. A few of things commonly hidden here might surprise you!
*Eye Contact (from people-photos, animals, and art)
*Food (food discussion, and food images, real or art)
*Caps (shouting in all-caps)
*Common phobia things like trypophobia
*Discussion of politics
Be kind, be gentle, be considerate
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
@carcinopithecus You can also follow people from other instances. And you can follow people from Twitter as long as you put their Twitter @ in front of @beta.birdsite.live in the search bar
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