@jhlee Yeah, it’s unfortunate. I’m used to it because I’ve experienced it for over 20 years but still...I thought we’d have moved past it by now.
@Cyborgneticz Way more fun indeed! For you and the listeners.
@bstacey Sigh. I often don’t go to philosophy conferences and then when I do I wonder if they’ll be better. Sometimes the presentations aren’t like that. But too many still are.
It’s telling that those that are about teaching, at the philosophy conferences, tend to be much better presentation-wise!
Philosophy conference: let me sit and read my paper to you. Maybe I’ll have some slides with most of the text of my paper on them, so small you can’t possibly see it from the back. There won’t be mics in all the rooms so not everyone will be able to hear me or the questions.
Conferences on teaching & learning: [aghast sideways looks]
Me, attending one of each over past few days: moar teaching & learning, please!
I've also blogged today about the history of the term Open Science (a first in what probably will end up as a short series): http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2019/04/history-of-term-open-science-1-early.html
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@scisus Sorry for my late reply! I haven’t gotten back on here since then. Thank you for giving me an alternative perspective and such an important one. I will definitely keep this in mind for the future. I did stay home for three days until I felt much better and I think was not so contagious anymore.
I will share this point with others who feel they must go into work even when sick.
Open Pedagogy – A three day seminar at Digital Pedagogy Lab – Dave’s Educational Blog
This was a really useful read to reflect on how to go about fostering self-determined pedagogy. Also @chendricks gets a shoutout.
Nice! a guide on Open Education working groups at higher edu institutions. A work in progress from BCcampus (British Columbia, Canada). Comment using hypothes.is!
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Day 3 of being home sick with the flu and missing work. Missed class yesterday, which I almost never do. Feeling really sorry to be missing so much work. But as my partner said, it's actually morally better to stay home and not infect others. Still feel guilty somehow.
hey all -- The Center for Open Science is seeking graduate students, post docs, researchers and academic faculty to participate in survey to investigate the factors that affect the perceived credibility and use of preprints.
It's 20min & you don't need to have posted a preprint in the past to take it: https://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kFU2er17VY5uLP.
It's passed IRB also -- IRB Protocol Number: 2192.
Thanks & feel free to pass this on to interested parties!
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When other people post about becoming more comfortable with who they are:
It makes me so happy
A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.
* bump *
Research study recruiting screen reader users who collaborate using tech like Microsoft Word and Google Docs to do a 1 hour remote interview. $30 gift card compensation. Read flyer here with contact informatoin to indicate interest. http://inclusive.northwestern.edu/bvicollab-web-flyer.html
Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada
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