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My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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transponderings.blog/2022/05/2

Applications are open for the Open Education Group's 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: openedgroup.org/fellowship

And more information and the application form: byu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form

Looking forward to this livestream in a few hours on Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter, a public forum speaking about topics related to the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.

events.ubc.ca/towards-black-fl

See more about the Scarborough charter: utsc.utoronto.ca/principal/sca

Those of you who have come here from corporate social media (recently or in the past) and stayed, which of the following were behind your reasons to stay here?

Boosts OK!

Very insightful and helpful discussion of the problems with tone policing and how it is deeply embedded in power and privilege relationships. By Alice MacLachlan at York Uni in Canada. blog.apaonline.org/2022/05/10/

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. We've been doing some reminiscing about the early days of the project and the foundations that were laid that helped us get to this point.

Through The Years: 2013 – BCcampus #oer #OpenEducation
bccampus.ca/2022/05/09/b-c-ope

Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~ Audre Lorde

So I bought Lynda Barry's *Making Comics* and Ivan Brunetti's *Cartooning* and I can't wait to dive in and play!

Note: I am an absolute beginner and my people are blobs with circles for hands and feet. And I love them.

Anyone else love doodling, sketching, or cartooning, and have resources to suggest?

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I also have Sunni Brown's *Doodle Revolution*, which is interesting and fun too.

Here are some doodles I made while working with that book this morning. The last one is an exercise in picturing a future you would love.

Last week I attended a "Creativity in the Open" day, with sessions on drawing, comics, theatre, music, and much more: opencreativity.trubox.ca/

And it reminded me deeply and emotionally how much I used to love doing doodles and sketchnotes and generally making marks on paper with pens & colours and how the pandemic stress has led me away. And how I so much am excited to go back. Time spent creating, I remember now, is so, so important in many ways! And "creating" means many things ...

While I agree that the research pointing to the devastation that the pandemic has had on female academic productivity is a thing, I worry that it still frames "academic productivity" as a numbers game that we all should be playing in a particular way.

I'm giving a short intro to #openscience (very broadly defined) to PhD students this week.

What are the things you wish you had been told as a PhD about how to practice Open Science?

What still confuses you to this day?

I'm super honored to join Creative Commons to focus on community and communications for better sharing. Ping me to talk about CC!

I'm soooo proud of the work I've done with the Hypothesis community and team over the last five years. My heart will always be with . I'll still see you in the open margins!

creativecommons.org/2022/05/03

Learned about this new Niagra College (Canada) Accessibility Hub site today, with guides on many different topics on accessibility in teaching and learning, websites, online documents, presentations, events, and more. The information is Creative Commons licensed so it can be repurposed/revised/reused: accessibilityhub.niagaracolleg

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

Hey folks! A reminder that fancy fonts like 𝕤 and 𝖜 and 𝓱 are not screen reader friendly. If you use these, people who use screen readers can't read your toots or your profile. Please stick to plain text, especially in usernames! :blobcat:

Friends on Scholar, I recommend using either the Masto web app, or an app that:

🍍allows you to set Unlisted as your default posting setting, and
🍍allows you to add image descriptions

Otherwise you may end up spamming the Local Timeline with stuff that should be Unlisted, or you might end up having offending posts removed, as per our Community Standards

This means, confusingly, that the "official" Mastodon iOS app is a bad choice, I'm afraid, as it provides no way to post as Unlisted

The history of referring to Twitter on here going through some faster evolutions recently:

2016
“bird site” 🐥

2020
“that other site” 🙅

2022
- April
“Musk’s site” 💰🕴🏻💰

- May
“Hellbird” 🔥🦅🤑🦅🔥

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

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