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!
@Matt_Noyes I haven't used Researchgate except that I sometimes try to download stuff from it and one has to be a member, which is less than ideal. my sense is that this new one (Scholarly Hub) would have stuff available even if you're not a member. The focus is on sharing and connection rather than money-making, and it's the latter that requires closing things off. AT least, that's how I'm reading their info so far.
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?
This is great news! BCcampus (a provincial organization working on higher ed issues in British Columbia, Canada) is piloting an #accessibility tool to help faculty and staff check materials they put on their course websites: https://bccampus.ca/2018/06/26/automating-accessibility-a-bccampus-sandbox-pilot-project/
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Request for federated blog software rec's Show more
So is there some good federated blogging software yet?
I'm starting a new blog, content for the next few months is lined up
I was gonna do a standard self-hosted Wordpress install, but I'm feeling frisky and want to try something different
Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students with OpenStax https://opensource.com/article/18/6/openstax-open-textbook
I ported over all Medium posts to the new blog! https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/if-you-could-edit-tweets/
I know I still need to add sharing buttons below the content but I'm tired. It should look fine on mobile now, too