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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!

Just got home on Thursday from facilitating a 2-day workshop on and open educational practices at Davidson, North Carolina (USA): chendricks.org/oep2018

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): philosophyteachers.org/cfa-201

These are pretty different but both really interesting to work on!

I made a twitter bot that pretends to be a trump supporter, but yells at racists from seemingly within their milieu. I just wrote a short paper explaining why it works the way it does and why I wrote it and what academic research I consulted while designing it. I want to publish this paper in a peer reviewed journal so I can get a job or whatever.

It's not really an art project, it's just a thing I made. I'd call it #hacktivism, but academic journals seem to think that term means politically motivated cybre crime. It /does/ break the twitter TOS in a few ways, but those aren't the law.... yet... 

There's nothing liminal, post-human, or techno utopian, but it does touch on migration and the alt-right and things that, like, matter in real life.

If there are no journals, I'd settle for a conference paper. Normally, I'm a musician, so I'm not sure where to send this....

#hactivism
Are there any peer reviewed journals about hactivism projects?

I just found out that by default, #LinkedIn sells user data to anyone without anonymizing it, regardless of visibility settings. #Linkedin is owned by #Microsoft.

You can opt out in the privacy settings, but this is something that should be allowed only after opt-in. #GDPR

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: twitter.com/UBC_CTLT/status/10

Okay, website for workshop I'm facilitating on open educational practices at Davidson College in North Carolina (tomorrow and next day) is now done!

chendricks.org/oep2018/

Includes schedule, slides, bibliography, and more.

The website for the 2-day workshop I'm doing next week on open educational practices is shaping up. Still working on slides.

chendricks.org/oep2018

Working on a small website on my domain for a 2-day workshop next week.

This web accessibility colour contrast checker is perpetually open in my browser as I play around with colours for headings, links, and more: webaim.org/resources/contrastc

"We’re Hiring: Rebus Reader Product Manager" rebus.foundation/2018/05/22/we

It's a great job with a great bunch of people (if I say so myself 🙂)

How traditional textbook publishers can do well by the OER community - EdScoop nzzl.us/nlZxM7o via @nuzzel

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: digitallearning.davidson.edu/c

Will share the website when it's ready.

An Interactive Map of Odysseus’ 10-Year Journey in Homer’s Odyssey goo.gl/FJwxmj t.co/nbCwoSRXAC

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.

The Open Education Research Group is accepting applications for their next round of Research Fellows: openedgroup.org/fellowship

You can apply here: formpl.us/form/529217610475110

Deadline: June 1

I held this fellowship a couple of years ago and it was great!

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..."

aberta.org.br/ministry-of-educ

In this day and age it should be much easier to import/export course content from LMS to LMS. I mean, we have standards for a reason but nooooooo #VendorLock-in #BusinessStrategy

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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