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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. theguardian.com/books/2017/feb

Please boost.
Fediverse, I have a request.
If you know a woman that is:
-from Ethiopia, Sudan or South Sudan
-Tech savvy
-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.

Hello to those interested in open education and open educational resources: consider adding yourself to the open edu list on Trunk for mastodon, lists of people interested specific kinds of topics! communitywiki.org/trunk

@clintlalonde @vickysteeves

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: blog.apaonline.org/2018/09/03/

@kensanata And also, I’d love to see a list about open education or open educational resources (OER)!

Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) area introduces a second Zed Cred (zero textbook cost degree program) using open educational resources! vancourier.com/kpu-creates-sec

And here are some new guides on Indigenization in higher ed (in Canada), from BCcampus! bccampus.ca/indigenization/

Just found a great discussion paper on Indigenization in Canadian higher ed institutions--what it means, what challenges exist, and suggested ways to address those challenges. Bopp, Brown, and Robb, Reconciliation Within the Academy: Why is Indigenization So Difficult?
indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc

TIL about Diversity Reading List, for helping those teaching to realize how many other voices there are in our field beyond the “canon.” Hope to see these lists grow!

diversityreadinglist.org/

debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry

Well, it's worth a try...anyone know any other linguists on here? #introductions

A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.

Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.

kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

New guide on universal design for learning in higher education, from the Taylor Institute if Teaching & Learning at University of Calgary taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/gu

This is a a really helpful guide for in higher ed!

Regular reminder that you should put image descriptions

I have recently learned about Scholarly Hub, a membership-driven hub for sharing research and teaching, connecting with others, housing pre-prints, and more. Seems like something like Academia.edu but not for profit and that doesn't sell your data. Check it out: scholarlyhub.org/

Maybe kind of like a co-op for scholars?

This is great news! BCcampus (a provincial organization working on higher ed issues in British Columbia, Canada) is piloting an tool to help faculty and staff check materials they put on their course websites: bccampus.ca/2018/06/26/automat

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