libraries cannot be neutral (meme & other social media site link)
Over on the birdsite, Dr. Robin James reiterates: "All claims for the non ideological or apolitical character of X are political and ideological claims." https://twitter.com/doctaj/status/1228349332807614465
Considering all the asinine approaches to "neutrality" in libraries lately, I had to make this image to help reinforce the point.
It's WORLD PANGOLIN DAY! My timeline does not have enough pangolins on it considering this fact and nor does yours, so please accept this contribution.
The Philosophy department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (where I work) is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor without Review (non-tenure track position) in Ethics: https://philosophy.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/assistant-professor-without-review-ethics/ #UBC #philosophy
Great story about a colleague's project to create interactive, browser-based activities to go along with an #OpenTextbook in logic: https://bccampus.ca/2020/02/06/homework-activities-a-logical-extension-of-forall-x-using-carnap/ I can't wait to see the results of this project by Dave Gilbert at #UBC #Philosophy! #OER
Pressbooks can now make clones of open books and copy over H5P activities, as @clintlalonde discusses in this post. Nice! https://edtechfactotum.com/pressbooks-cloning-now-with-added-h5p-goodness/ #OER #OpenTextbooks
Unist'ot'en Camp on FB:
Thank you for taking this stand with us, for continuing to throw down, and for letting Canada know they cannot force Indigenous people off our lands with their assault rifles and their military force.
We won’t back down.
Thank you for making this your fight too. It’s time to remind Canada that all lands are sacred.
Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit:
Unist'ot'en Legal Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund
Callout for Solidarity: http://unistoten.camp/alleyesonwetsuweten
BREAKING Statement from Unist'ot'en Camp 1/n
"A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Our Unist’ot’en Matriarchs and lands defenders have been forcibly removed off their lands.
Higher ed and #ClimateChange : the end of academic conferences as we know them.
Bryan van Norden has an amazing and growing list of suggested readings on what he calls the “less commonly taught philosophies” (at least in N America), including African, Asian, Continental, and more. Great places to get started to diversify readings in #philosophy courses! http://www.bryanvannorden.com/suggestions-for-further-reading
Very intriguing post by Martin Lenz on the important details of why asking students to learn how to ask philosophical questions (in addition to answering) is valuable. Via Daily Nous. #philosophy https://handlingideas.blog/2020/01/31/questions-an-underrated-genre/
#opusdailypractice from yesterday: Trick.
#opusdailypractice for Feb. 1 2020: Automatic.
A local art shop has a daily art challenge each February—it’s time to start again! Anyone can join in. See here: https://opusartsupplies.com/odp-details/#art_prompts
Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.
Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.
I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.
Looking for relevant research:
Ride sharing/hailing services just got go-ahead to operate in Vancouver (BC, Canada). It's all over the news.
One thing I haven't heard much about: the potential environmental impact. Are there likely to be more cars on the roads/people choosing this over transit or biking? I expect research has been done on this sort of question...anyone know of any?
I'm editing an open book available publicly available on web & also downloadable in PDF & ebook. I have a question about the accessibility of how I'm doing premises and conclusions for philosophical arguments with ordered lists <ol>. Please see this post (replies here or there welcome!) #a11y https://www.rebus.community/t/logic-ed-benjamin-martin/625/37
Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada. Interested in open education, equity & inclusion, accessibility, as well as philosophy. She/her/hers.
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