My son at a climate rally in downtown Vancouver today, being stark but realistic.

Back home in Vancouver after 2 days on the far east coast of Canada in Newfoundland. I liked St. John’s a lot. Someday would like to see more of the island! View from Signal Hill.

False advertising, St John’s, Newfoundland. No chips were in sight.

I’m flying to St John’s Newfoundland tomorrow. I’ve never been there before. And it’s very far away! Looks like 8 hours flying time from Vancouver.

I’m very happy that students at our university made a successful argument to senior leadership to invest in open educational resources through a fund that faculty, staff and students can apply to to support use, adaptation & creation of ! open.ubc.ca/oer-fund/

Happy Monday! Join us in shaping open education futures in New Zealand. Registrations now open for our national symposium. Please share the gift of knowledge: oer.nz/coep19symp

Just learned about a Canadian conference on Universal Design for Learning that has been happening biannually for the last few years. It’s in October in Victoria, BC. Looks interesting! udlcanada.ca

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

standardebooks.org/

Looking forward to digging into this book: Intro to Web Accessibility by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University (Canada). pressbooks.library.ryerson.ca/

Learning in a Digital Age online micro-courses start tomorrow! Its free, open source and #OER. Join us or share the gift of knowledge: oer.nz/lida2019 #highereducation #digitalliteracies.

CFPs are up for sessions on teaching and learning in at the APA/AAPT Teaching Hub Central meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Abstracts sought for sessions on teaching w/o canonical texts, working conditions for philosophy teachers, grad students in teaching, and more. Due Sept. 1. apaonline.org/page/TeachingHub

philosophy, job offer, phd 

CFP: sessions on teaching at the Eastern meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Jan 2020). Looking for proposals on teaching large classes, creative assignments, and more. apaonline.org/page/TeachingHub

We're going to be Virtually Connecting from #etug this week. Sign up and join us in the Virtual Connecting sessions on Thursday virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2

Grateful to those at the conference I'm attending who use the microphone instead of asking those of us with hearing difficulties to raise our hands if we can't hear. (& then half the time people speak up for a short period & then speak quietly again).

A gentle reminder that it's really not about whether one likes using the mic, or thinks one is loud enough w/o it, but rather about how one sounds to others, & there are lots of folks w/different levels of hearing out here!

For the afternoon / evening / tomorrow morning crowd:
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RT @aardrian@twitter.com
“A Model for WordPress Accessibility” adrianroselli.com/2019/05/a-mo
A set of ideas based on my experience and lessons learned from Gutenberg.
twitter.com/aardrian/status/11

Saw a really interesting presentation by @Downes at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education meeting last week, and you can too! "The Third Wave: The Next Generation of Distributed Learning Technology." Slides and recording here: downes.ca/presentation/505

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