So excited to announce that Martha Burtis will be joining my team at Plymouth State. Pinch me! plymouth.edu/psuopen/meet-mart

I don't really get angry or outraged about accessibility, but it does make me sad. It makes me sad that the industry doesn't really prioritize teaching this thing, and it's only strongly adhered to if there is a looming legal threat. Open-source projects seem particularly hit or miss (mostly miss), since there is no expectation except that it looks okay and mostly gets the job done.

E.g. this is a sobering read on the state of web accessibility ericwbailey.design/writing/201

Thought there were some good tips in this EDUCAUSE micro-learning module for presenters to make presentations more inclusive. The 4 best practices are (1) Model your identity (2) Invite Everyone (3) Tone Matters and (4) Relations > Content youtube.com/watch?v=LPYkatM-0d

RT @actualham@twitter.com

Here's the link to the recording of the webinar that @thatpsychprof@twitter.com & I did today on for @oeconsortium@twitter.com & @sunycpd@twitter.com: youtu.be/rOw-uuJxuTk.

And here is the link to the slide deck: speakerdeck.com/actualham/intr.

Thanks to all who joined us!

@harold You were used recently as an example of someone who uses an NC license and means to prohibit free reuse even by nonprofit educational institutions. Can you talk me through why you prefer to prohibit that and why you think the NC license works that way in that case? No pressure to answer, but I’m curious to understand more fully! And also not sure if the info I have is even correct, so please do correct me too!

I'm hiring someone to work with me in the new lab we're creating Plymouth State University (NH) to support engaged pedagogies! Please share this listing with your best instructional designers & pedagogues, esp. those with passion for interdisciplinarity & open education! jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31996

@actualham @cathieleblanc bc folks wanted mini session on "small steps" before @IndieWebCamp Onlline I added tutorial for using @withknown on @Reclaimhosting and one using @microdotblog to the Getting Started page on the wiki indieweb.org/Getting_Started#T

I'm hiring someone to work with me in the new lab we're creating Plymouth State University (NH) to support engaged pedagogies! Please share this listing with your best instructional designers & pedagogues, esp. those with passion for interdisciplinarity & open education! jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31996

For me, it’s very hard to think on command. I think a lot, and deeply. But the command will often shut it all down. And I can check tasks off under the stress of a deadline, but that’s not how I do good deep thinking. I keep all this in mind when I see my students struggle with assignments.

Hey Mastodoners, we're a fledgling research institute starting up in Auckland New Zealand around the broad field of digital cultures. We want to support students, to conduct interesting research, and to connect with other orgs internationally. Open to suggestions, connections, or questions, drop us a line! :-) #introductions

Utterly completely totally snowed in with zero option for escape. This is why I deal with the troublesome agony of winter up here. What a gift for the soul to have days like this!

Giving a keynote address at my own institution tomorrow. Send good vibes and maybe extra anti-anxiety meds. 😬

The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for ‘Biohacked’ Medicines

…Rather in-depth and realistic analysis of the open source insulin project…

cell.com/trends/biotechnology/

@OpenInsulin@twitter.com

Today was kind of a hard day personally, but through it I felt happy and I was puzzled about why and I realized it was all of those women of color being sworn into the US House of Representatives the other day. The photos and videos and their tweets and their platforms and their GUTS. You know why I was happy? Because I felt a small rustle of hope. And I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d felt it.

Excellent reflection on listening, being unable to hear, and Miranda Fricker on epistemic injustice, by @mahabali blog.mahabali.me/writing/liste

We took down the ornaments and lights, so now there’s just a random live evergreen tree in the corner of our living room and I love it.

"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video) archive.org/details/decentrali

I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.

As technologists I think it's tempting to believe that decentralization can be achieved if we just had the right tech – better interfaces, more options, the right algorithms, whatever. I've been guilty of this myself; Pinafore is my attempt to make Mastodon's UI more accessible. But Doctorow makes a good case that these are just band-aids on what is fundamentally a policy problem. And unfortunately the policy solutions being floated right now would entrench monopolies rather than break them up.

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