If I unfollowed you today on one or another of my accounts it’s just because I was seeing too many repeats on my various timelines and it was getting kinda annoying to scroll through to find the stuff I hadn’t already read on the TL of my other account. So I’m trying to follow people from one account instead of several. Since I read TLs of each frequently I should still see everyone’s toots!
Now I'm working hard on co-facilitating a four-day workshop on teaching and learning in philosophy, aimed at grad students and new faculty in Greensboro, North Carolina (this is the only info on it online): https://philosophyteachers.org/cfa-2018-aapt-seminar/
These are pretty different but both really interesting to work on!
I have news! I will start as Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology at the University of British Columbia July 1! I’m currently Deputy Academic Director there.
Really excited and also a bit nervous but mostly excited! This is a fantastic centre with amazing people.
Sorry for the Birdsite, but here’s an official post: https://twitter.com/UBC_CTLT/status/1001162531862466565
"We’re Hiring: Rebus Reader Product Manager" https://rebus.foundation/2018/05/22/were-hiring-rebus-reader-product-manager/
It's a great job with a great bunch of people (if I say so myself 🙂)
I'm facilitating a track on open educational practices for a 2-day professional development workshop in North Carolina end of May. And it's taking me a *really* long time to prepare because I want to read all the literature beforehand and make sure we do a bunch of cool interactive stuff and I'm creating a small website for it on my domain... . I'll finish on time but wish I had another month!
Here's the splash page about it: https://digitallearning.davidson.edu/ctl-two-day-workshop/
Will share the website when it's ready.
Free posters on the do's and don'ts of designing for accessibility https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/ #accessibility #a11y #oer #onlinelearning See also https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/accessibility/blog/2018/05/08/how-to-fix-and-prevent-accessibility-issues-in-your-canvas-course
I've been helping my library research #OER, and it's exciting to see how far we've come in a few months. 3 professors are looking to replace a first year textbook going up to over $100 next year with texts I found (woot! woot!) and we're having a meeting today of those interested in reviewing open resources this summer.
New York Governor announces $8 million for Open Educational Resources at State University of NY and City University of NY: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-8-million-open-educational-resources-initiative-suny-and-cuny-cut-high#
Great news on the Open Educational Resources front from Brazil. The Brazilian Ministry of Edu says that "any educational resources paid for by the Ministry, which is to be used for basic education (K-12) should be open educational resources..."
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Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada
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