"The original dream of social media — producing healthy discussions, unlocking new forms of creativity, connecting people to others with similar interests — shouldn’t be discarded because of the failures of the current market… bit.ly/2GGSyqQ

Trying to make sense of the fundamental changes or tradeoffs in text as we move from print to pixel? Here's a short primer to kickstart your research. bit.ly/2pLeOGp

Looking for guidance on how to handle challenges in & out of your control? Here's some guidance from Stoic philosophy on "examining your impressions" bit.ly/2I7Lros

Reteaching Teaching: Pedagogy & Teacher Training for the Digital Age that is "openly networked, interest powered, production centered, peer supported, shared purpose, academically oriented." - DML Central bit.ly/2GwmSEv

Frickin' Packets. All about worksheets, student learning, & possibly replacing your worksheets with better, richer alternatives. - Cult of Pedagogy @cultofpedagogy@twitter.com bit.ly/2I5p5E8

5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory - Technology Enhanced Learning - University of Sussex bit.ly/2Gvt5Ro

Facebook's Data Scandal Is Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica (Or Facebook). "It’s a moment that forces us, collectively, to step back and think about what we sacrificed for a more convenient & connected world". - BuzzFeed bit.ly/2I3VcEj

Facebook's Data Scandal Is Bigger Than Cambridge Analytica (Or Facebook). "It’s a moment that forces us, collectively, to step back and think about what we sacrificed for a more convenient & connected world". - BuzzFeed bit.ly/2I3VcEj t.co/aKvjfcW7vm

"If the people who care the most about privacy, accountability - civil discourse evacuate Facebook in disgust, the entire platform becomes even less informed & diverse. Deactivation is the opposite of activism." bit.ly/2GkTTDI

Want to be an expert in digital spaces? Here's your weekly read. All of the things you were supposed to read...but didn't. :) TL;DR #142 focuses on Cambridge Analytica & Facebook bit.ly/2GkpF3H

If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer, you're the product being sold.

In Columbia, SC today giving a talk to all of the Content Area Reading & Writing teachers and instructors of pre-service teachers on "Empowering students (& educators) as critical readers & writers in online spaces." Slides available here.

docs.google.com/presentation/d

Presenting this morning about "Scaffolding learners in online & hybrid/blended learning spaces" at - Here's the slide deck. Enjoy. :)

bit.ly/2GaQ83J

Giving a workshop this morning on "Digital Scholarship & Digitally Engaged Publics" at - The slides for my first talk available here. Send me a note if you want to join in virtually via Google Hangout. :)

docs.google.com/presentation/d

Giving a workshop this morning on "Digital Scholarship & Digitally Engaged Publics" at - The slides for my first talk available here. Send me a note if you want to join in virtually via Google Hangout. :)

docs.google.com/presentation/d

Money, Race & Success: How Your School District Compares. Sixth graders in the richest school districts are four grade levels ahead of children in the poorest districts. - New York Times nyti.ms/2FY2HvX

Is it time we all deleted our Facebook accounts? The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting… bit.ly/2HTp1Ye

Here's how To Change Your Facebook Settings To Opt Out of Platform API Sharing. If you choose to stick with Facebook, you shouldn't trust that they'll protect you or your data. Here's one small step you can take. - EFF bit.ly/2HMaE7V

Show more
Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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.

Read more ...