I made a Story Map about Epicurus for my Introduction to Philosophy class! See blog post here about how I created it as part of a Creative Commons certificate course I'm taking: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/09/15/story-map-epicurus/
Here's a direct link to the story map: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=45e996429a4747c0ad7a3d31eebb4545
Currently reading (rather listening to audiobook actually): John Boyne, The Heart’s Invisible Furies. The characters and story so draw me in I want to keep going for many long walks so I can keep listening. Devastatingly awful aspects of life of a male character who loves other men in 1940s Ireland onwards to (the present? Haven’t finished it yet). But so we’ll written. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/18/the-hearts-invisible-furies-by-john-boyne-review-sin-and-torment-in-catholic-ireland
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Has an interest in Digital Safety and Security
Can you have them reach out to me? (DM if you need an email addy instead) We’ve a Safe Sister Digital Safety Fellowship specifically for them, and applications are open until September 28 and I’d like to send them information.
New open access journal in #philosophy! Journal of Modern Philosophy. Summary here: http://dailynous.com/2018/09/11/new-journal-modern-philosophy/ #OA #openaccess
New blog post from the American Philosophical Association's blog: Practical suggestions for incorporating Islamic Philosophy into your courses, with specific texts for different topics (metaphysics, political phil, etc.), by Peter Adamson: https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/09/03/so-you-want-to-teach-some-islamic-philosophy/ #philosophy
Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) area introduces a second Zed Cred (zero textbook cost degree program) using open educational resources! https://www.vancourier.com/kpu-creates-second-program-with-no-textbook-costs-1.23418423
Oops--link in the toot I'm replying to should be: http://www.fourworlds.ca/pdf_downloads/Reconciliation_within_the_Academy_Final.pdf
Just found a great discussion paper on Indigenization in Canadian higher ed institutions--what it means, what challenges exist, and suggested ways to address those challenges. Bopp, Brown, and Robb, Reconciliation Within the Academy: Why is Indigenization So Difficult?
debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry
A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.
Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
New guide on universal design for learning in higher education, from the Taylor Institute if Teaching & Learning at University of Calgary https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/guides/universal-design-learning-higher-education
This is a a really helpful guide for #accessibility in higher ed!
Regular reminder that you should put image descriptions
I have recently learned about Scholarly Hub, a membership-driven hub for sharing research and teaching, connecting with others, housing pre-prints, and more. Seems like something like Academia.edu but not for profit and that doesn't sell your data. Check it out: https://www.scholarlyhub.org/
Maybe kind of like a co-op for scholars?
Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada
Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @email@example.com and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.