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Clint Lalonde

I always appreciate a deep dive into historical underpinnings of open education. This piece from Weller, Rolfe, DeVries and Jordan is worthy addition to the open education origin story I annotated with a couple of comments using Hypothesis

Wednesday morning I tweaked my back. Apparently, I was a bit too vigorous when putting on my socks. Seriously. I threw my back out GETTING DRESSED. Kids, learn from my mistakes. Work on your core. And avoid socks. I know they are all fun and colourful these days and really spruce up the wardrobe. But don't let their joyful appearance lull you. They are silent back killers laying in wait for the perfect opportunity to unleash their back breaking fury.

If you ever took a look at my Google search history, chances are you would likely find a lot of entries that follow a similar format.

"x time PDT is what time in <insert city>"

I wish the municipal outdoor burning bylaws were a bit less restrictive in my area. I'd love to build a woodfired backyard pizza oven

@dajbelshaw We've recently discovered the Centre for the Study of Co-op's at the University of Saskatchewan and, of particuar interest to our work, this short 2016 booklet "Co-operatives and Universities" that you might find interesting (PDF)

whipped up some Creative Commons emoji for mastodon! Images taken from the CC downloads page here >

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Deadline to apply for @bccampus Manager, Dev/Ops is this Friday (April 20) We're looking for an experienced SCRUM/Agile leader for our Dev/Ops team focused on developing OSS to support teaching, learning and open education initiatives in higher ed

Taking part in some MOOC research, and I am being asked to rate myself on a scale for each of these statements. I find the word combination choices frustrating. Can I not be introverted and enthusiastic? Disorganized, yet careful? Conventional and creative? Why the false binaries?

I did not think out this week well. Somehow I have a lot of major deliverables due this week, and find myself preparing to facilitate 4 workshops/presentations AND onboard a new staff member. Thank goodness I am not teaching this term otherwise I would be knee deep in grading as well.

I volunteer with a group called Virtually Connecting that organizes virtual conversations with people at conferences, to link them with people who can’t attend. We have a bunch of conferences in April, including one more session for Creative Commons Global Summit Sunday April 15 3:45pm eastern time (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). See here for that event and see website for other events coming up!

@clintlalonde And related to these concerns are so-called open communities that espouse open values and inclusivity yet choose to achieve these goals with closed proprietary tools. This is a more troubling form of #openwashing imo.

If you come to me and claim your product is an open or OER product, expect me to stop your pitch and ask you to clarify what open means to you. Your definition must start with the 5R's if you want the conversation to continue.

Dear vendors: before you claim your product is open or an OER product, be sure you understand what the 5R's are. If your product or service cannot meet that minimal threshold, you're openwashing

Also like the Nuzzel feature of creating newsletters based on what a specific Twitter list I curate is sharing. Gives me even more granular controls & filtered results.

Not yet. So far it seems to do a nice job in aggregating all mentions and ranking them by how many ppl have shared on the network. One thing that has been useful is having the second @edtechfactotum account which I curate colesly & only connect with open ed/edtech folks. So I get better, more focused results becuase of that.

I've been using a service called Nuzzel for the past couple of weeks. It's kind of like in that it auto-creates a custom newsletter for you based on what is being shared by your Twitter network. So far, I have been quite impressed with what it curates for me. Highly relevant. I've been finding it a good place to start my day and catch a snapshot of what my network is sharing and talking about.

Hi folks. Appreciate if you pass this job posting onto anyone who may be interested > Got some serious Dev/Ops chops? We're looking for an experienced Agile Scrum Master to lead the @bccampus Dev/Ops team Experience in BC post-sec and/or open education and/or WordPress huge assets

@lightweight Do you know if there a way I can see all the users on another instance? Like, yours for instance :) Do Mastodon instances have user directories?

I publish a newsletter every once in awhile. Here is the latest: EdTech Factotum #15: Banning devices, online teaching best practices, and learning to learn online