Great story about a colleague's project to create interactive, browser-based activities to go along with an #OpenTextbook in logic: https://bccampus.ca/2020/02/06/homework-activities-a-logical-extension-of-forall-x-using-carnap/ I can't wait to see the results of this project by Dave Gilbert at #UBC #Philosophy! #OER
Pressbooks can now make clones of open books and copy over H5P activities, as @clintlalonde discusses in this post. Nice! https://edtechfactotum.com/pressbooks-cloning-now-with-added-h5p-goodness/ #OER #OpenTextbooks
Higher ed and #ClimateChange : the end of academic conferences as we know them.
Bryan van Norden has an amazing and growing list of suggested readings on what he calls the “less commonly taught philosophies” (at least in N America), including African, Asian, Continental, and more. Great places to get started to diversify readings in #philosophy courses! http://www.bryanvannorden.com/suggestions-for-further-reading
Very intriguing post by Martin Lenz on the important details of why asking students to learn how to ask philosophical questions (in addition to answering) is valuable. Via Daily Nous. #philosophy https://handlingideas.blog/2020/01/31/questions-an-underrated-genre/
#opusdailypractice from yesterday: Trick.
#opusdailypractice for Feb. 1 2020: Automatic.
A local art shop has a daily art challenge each February—it’s time to start again! Anyone can join in. See here: https://opusartsupplies.com/odp-details/#art_prompts
Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.
Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.
I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.
Looking for relevant research:
Ride sharing/hailing services just got go-ahead to operate in Vancouver (BC, Canada). It's all over the news.
One thing I haven't heard much about: the potential environmental impact. Are there likely to be more cars on the roads/people choosing this over transit or biking? I expect research has been done on this sort of question...anyone know of any?
I'm editing an open book available publicly available on web & also downloadable in PDF & ebook. I have a question about the accessibility of how I'm doing premises and conclusions for philosophical arguments with ordered lists <ol>. Please see this post (replies here or there welcome!) #a11y https://www.rebus.community/t/logic-ed-benjamin-martin/625/37
Ack...I mean, the resource is great for making complex visual images like charts & diagrams accessible. That word got left off my previous post. Not just how to make them, but how to make them accessible! #ally https://www.pcc.edu/instructional-support/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/11/complex-images.pdf
Just learned about this handbook for making complex visual images such as charts, diagrams, mathematical graphs, and more. It's super helpful for anyone posting educational content online! Plus, it's #CC licensed. #a11y https://www.pcc.edu/instructional-support/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/11/complex-images.pdf
Trying out an If This Then That applet to make Mastodon posts automatically go to my Twitter account, like @clintlalonde post here: https://edtechfactotum.com/cross-posting-from-mastodon-to-twitter-using-ifttt-and-rss/
Let's see if this works...
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