Hey. I'd like to get a little fediverse support group doing for writing more in the next year.
It can be blogs, long posts on here, fiction, non-fiction, thesis, uni work, etc. etc.
But I want us to band together and support and motivate each other.
I'm suggesting #AmWriting (capitalized for screen readers) as it's an already established hashtag, which I don't think would suffer if it was used more.
Still, don't give unsolicited advice, obviously.
I am serving on the program committee for the Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon in May 2019. Reading many proposals for the conference right now. Best part is learning about all the really cool open edu, open science, openly licensed creative and other works, and similar projects around the world I had no idea existed!
Proposals now being accepted for the Cascadia Open Education Summit in Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2019. See here for info & proposal form: https://bccampus.ca/event/cascadia-open-education-summit/
I'm teaching a class on technology ethics from a future perspective next week and want students to discuss real-life cases of tech and ethical questions in small groups. Does anyone have good suggestions for cases, especially beyond obvious ones like Cambridge Analytica?
I’m taking a MOOC from my own university called Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education. I’ve done a couple of recent blog posts on videos we watched.
On Lisa Jackson’s short film Savage: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/11/07/lisa-jackson-savage/ (film about Indian Residential Schools in Canada)
On Susan D Dion and Thomas King: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/10/30/not-perfect-strangers-indedu200x/
With the start of the #OAWeek today the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) released their Open Policy.
This is a great day for all colleagues and me that co-authored the policy and brought open discourses to this point at our university!
https://www.tuhh.de/tuhh/uni/informationen/ordnungen-richtlinien/open-policy.html (English coming soon)
Looking for chapter authors for some parts of an Introduction to #Philosophy open textbook I'm helping to edit. Also looking for editor for Aesthetics section. Open textbook is free of cost, licensed to allow re-use (CC BY). This is a volunteer activity; we have no money, sadly, but a lot of enthusiasm!
Here’s my keynote from today’s Pennsylvania Library Association conference. It focuses on the intersection between libraries, technology, and the public good. http://robinderosa.net/my-blog/
You’re welcome to join into virtual conversations with some people at the Open Education conference next week! Join us with Virtually Connecting! http://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2018/10/06/opened18/ #openedu #OER
I made a Story Map about Epicurus for my Introduction to Philosophy class! See blog post here about how I created it as part of a Creative Commons certificate course I'm taking: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/09/15/story-map-epicurus/
Here's a direct link to the story map: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=45e996429a4747c0ad7a3d31eebb4545
Currently reading (rather listening to audiobook actually): John Boyne, The Heart’s Invisible Furies. The characters and story so draw me in I want to keep going for many long walks so I can keep listening. Devastatingly awful aspects of life of a male character who loves other men in 1940s Ireland onwards to (the present? Haven’t finished it yet). But so we’ll written. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/18/the-hearts-invisible-furies-by-john-boyne-review-sin-and-torment-in-catholic-ireland
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Has an interest in Digital Safety and Security
Can you have them reach out to me? (DM if you need an email addy instead) We’ve a Safe Sister Digital Safety Fellowship specifically for them, and applications are open until September 28 and I’d like to send them information.
New open access journal in #philosophy! Journal of Modern Philosophy. Summary here: http://dailynous.com/2018/09/11/new-journal-modern-philosophy/ #OA #openaccess
New blog post from the American Philosophical Association's blog: Practical suggestions for incorporating Islamic Philosophy into your courses, with specific texts for different topics (metaphysics, political phil, etc.), by Peter Adamson: https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/09/03/so-you-want-to-teach-some-islamic-philosophy/ #philosophy
@kensanata And also, I’d love to see a list about open education or open educational resources (OER)!
Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada
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