Hi fediverse!

I'm teaching a class on technology ethics from a future perspective next week and want students to discuss real-life cases of tech and ethical questions in small groups. Does anyone have good suggestions for cases, especially beyond obvious ones like Cambridge Analytica?

I’m taking a MOOC from my own university called Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education. I’ve done a couple of recent blog posts on videos we watched.

On Lisa Jackson’s short film Savage: blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/1 (film about Indian Residential Schools in Canada)

On Susan D Dion and Thomas King: blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/1

It's :oa: - Here's the Concordia Library web pages to find out how you can take advantage of resources & contribute to the research ecosystem: library.concordia.ca/help/open

With the start of the today the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) released their Open Policy.

This is a great day for all colleagues and me that co-authored the policy and brought open discourses to this point at our university!

tuhh.de/tuhh/uni/informationen (English coming soon)

Looking for chapter authors for some parts of an Introduction to open textbook I'm helping to edit. Also looking for editor for Aesthetics section. Open textbook is free of cost, licensed to allow re-use (CC BY). This is a volunteer activity; we have no money, sadly, but a lot of enthusiasm!

mailchi.mp/rebus/seeking-philo

Here’s my keynote from today’s Pennsylvania Library Association conference. It focuses on the intersection between libraries, technology, and the public good. robinderosa.net/my-blog/

You’re welcome to join into virtual conversations with some people at the Open Education conference next week! Join us with Virtually Connecting! virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2

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: blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/0

Here's a direct link to the story map: arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.

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. theguardian.com/books/2017/feb

Please boost.
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Tech savvy
-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.

Hello to those interested in open education and open educational resources: consider adding yourself to the open edu list on Trunk for mastodon, lists of people interested specific kinds of topics! communitywiki.org/trunk

@clintlalonde @vickysteeves

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: blog.apaonline.org/2018/09/03/

@kensanata And also, I’d love to see a list about open education or open educational resources (OER)!

Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) area introduces a second Zed Cred (zero textbook cost degree program) using open educational resources! vancourier.com/kpu-creates-sec

And here are some new guides on Indigenization in higher ed (in Canada), from BCcampus! bccampus.ca/indigenization/

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?
indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc

TIL about Diversity Reading List, for helping those teaching to realize how many other voices there are in our field beyond the “canon.” Hope to see these lists grow!

diversityreadinglist.org/

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