Just learned about a Canadian conference on Universal Design for Learning that has been happening biannually for the last few years. It’s in October in Victoria, BC. Looks interesting! udlcanada.ca

Canada politics 

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.


Looking forward to digging into this book: Intro to Web Accessibility by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University (Canada). pressbooks.library.ryerson.ca/

Learning in a Digital Age online micro-courses start tomorrow! Its free, open source and #OER. Join us or share the gift of knowledge: oer.nz/lida2019 #highereducation #digitalliteracies.

CFPs are up for sessions on teaching and learning in at the APA/AAPT Teaching Hub Central meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Abstracts sought for sessions on teaching w/o canonical texts, working conditions for philosophy teachers, grad students in teaching, and more. Due Sept. 1. apaonline.org/page/TeachingHub

philosophy, job offer, phd 

CFP: sessions on teaching at the Eastern meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Jan 2020). Looking for proposals on teaching large classes, creative assignments, and more. apaonline.org/page/TeachingHub

We're going to be Virtually Connecting from #etug this week. Sign up and join us in the Virtual Connecting sessions on Thursday virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2

@lauraritchie Thanks! I think it would be great if conferences not only provided mics but also had some kind of info for presenters that talked about why it’s good for people to use them when rooms are large-ish. It’s just socially awkward to have to interrupt someone by raising your hand in the middle of a talk to ask if they can speak more loudly. And no one wants to do that more than once in case the projection level goes back down again!

Grateful to those at the conference I'm attending who use the microphone instead of asking those of us with hearing difficulties to raise our hands if we can't hear. (& then half the time people speak up for a short period & then speak quietly again).

A gentle reminder that it's really not about whether one likes using the mic, or thinks one is loud enough w/o it, but rather about how one sounds to others, & there are lots of folks w/different levels of hearing out here!

For the afternoon / evening / tomorrow morning crowd:
RT @aardrian@twitter.com
“A Model for WordPress Accessibility” adrianroselli.com/2019/05/a-mo
A set of ideas based on my experience and lessons learned from Gutenberg.

Saw a really interesting presentation by @Downes at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education meeting last week, and you can too! "The Third Wave: The Next Generation of Distributed Learning Technology." Slides and recording here: downes.ca/presentation/505

Recommended software for DIY video from : Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Free and fast but can't edit. Also Davinci Resolve: free version has 90% of functionality of paid. See more: nursekillam.com/video/recommen

Suggestion from DIY video session at for captioning videos: let YouTube do it automatically and then fix the captions. Can download transcript and post nursekillam.com/video/tips/cc/

Another suggestion: rev.com for $1 per minute captions or transcripts.

Attending a session on DIY video for education at Canadian Network for Innovation in Edu conference. Great website with lots of resources for this session! nursekillam.com/video

A few days ago I presented at #YGLF19. My slides are online at rosel.li/yglf.
There are a couple images from Vilnius in the deck.

@gemlog That sounds very useful! But I can’t get that link to work on my phone for some reason.

Now learning more about Mukurtu CMS: built with needs of Indigenous communities in mind as part of digital preservation system. Grew out of need to manage protocols for who should have access to content and when. mukurtuarchive.org/

Includes traditional knowledge labels, which are ways of clearly labeling how certain items can be seen and used and by whom. Part of Local Contexts initiative localcontexts.org

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