Help please: I would like to give a web link to my public posts here that anyone can see even if they aren't on Mastodon. Is that possible? It's for my own website.
This week's #digciz conversation fits well with what some of us have been talking about here on Masto for the last 6 months or so.
Are there online spaces we feel more at home in? Why? How do we learn the spoken and unspoken rules of new communities? How do we welcome others and how do we feel welcomed (or not?).
Mastodon seems a great place to talk about these things. Join in if you wish! See link:
@dajbelshaw Are you talking about what they are reading or what they are making in terms of essays vs. videos? Both are fair game! I need to look more at that video series; last time I looked there weren't that many in the series but I expect there are more now.
And yes on the hit and miss. I ask them to find philosophical ideas or discussions or expressions in the world beyond the class, in media of their choice, to help with that.
I'm working on planning an Introduction to Philosophy course for next academic year. I've taught it many times and am still not happy. I have numerous blog posts about it, the latest one being at the top of the stack here, and it's about what I think hasn't been working so what I need to change: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2017/06/06/needs-improvement-intro-philosophy/
1) Please vote tomorrow. Not voting does not get perceived as protest, but as apathy
2) Don't let Theresa May stay in power, please
@gemlog I meant I thought one had to have a hosted instance of sandstorm; BCcampus has one called sandcats.io and I have an account on that one. I *think* I mostly get the federation idea here on Mastodon! I have accounts on two instances: here on scholar.social, and also on mastodon.social. I am trying here on scholar.social because it's made up of people who are in the education field and I teach at UBC!
Looking for a good place to share slides from my presentations at conferences and the ones from classes too. I have been using SlideShare, but would prefer something more open source and/or that doesn't collect as much data (I'll pay for something that collects less data). Any suggestions?
@theartguy it's true of course that it would be much better if we didn't do so. But yeah, work life is such that it can't get done otherwise. Sometimes I wonder if it might be good to just refuse to work after a certain point of the day and on weekends and so thereby say, hey, this is how mic one can reasonably do, so let's all slow down a bit okay?