New blog post: "Tech veganism" nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

Wherein I try to understand what makes a "tech vegan" (i.e. someone who avoids closed-source software and big tech companies, i.e. probably you), and whether there are parallels with real veganism.

“All the interest in education technology has been an extension of a long-running campaign to make over American schools into the image of corporate endeavor—to transform education into a marketplace for buzzword-friendly apps and instruction plans, while steadily privatizing public institutions of learning for the sake of enhancing the bottom lines of the business interests promoting investment-friendly school ‘reforms.’” thebaffler.com/salvos/fables-o

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

@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!

@clintlalonde there’s that cool community college keynoter thread on Twitter that may have neat ideas. Tag me there if you need me to find the convo and send you the link!

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

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