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Gak! $5k repair bill estiamte for our minivan. I think we're saying goodbye to the 2002 Mazda MPV.

OERu's Critical Media Literacy and Assocaited Digital Skills #lida104 micro-course starts next week. You can signup here if you would like to join us:

RT @openculture
George Orwell Reviews “We”--the Russian Dystopian Novel That Noam Chomsky Considers Better Than Orwell’s “1984" 
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Praxis is an explicit attempt to connect practice to theory?

Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

How traditional textbook publishers can do well by the OER community - EdScoop via @nuzzel

I've been at work since November trying to get a project off the ground. Right now it's feeling like...

Reading the wonderful "Ours to Hack and to Own" I discovered that the #EU invested €60mil into a complete suite of #FOSS tools meant to enable and empower digital and distributed democracy.


Yuk. I am chaperoning an overnight school trip for my son and his classmates in a few weeks. I had to get a criminal record check done. The police called me and said I've been flagged because I share the same date of birth with someone on their "this person shouldn't be in contact with vulnerable people" database. Apparently, it's a common occurance, but now I have to go in and get fingerprinted. Creeps me out thinking I am that closely associated with someone on that list.

In this day and age it should be much easier to import/export course content from LMS to LMS. I mean, we have standards for a reason but nooooooo -in

So....this new Google AI Assistant. Someday in the not too distance future when you get that spammy automated phone call from "Revenue Canada", the automated voice on the other end might just convince you that it is really Revenue Canada calling.

No surprise here:

"The Canadian government issued 6,349 study permits to Americans in 2016, up from 5,683 the previous year. (Final figures were not yet available for 2017.) "

Time for this meme to die.

On the A/O scale
Annoying <--------+--> Offensive

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Good source of information about gender pronoun usage, along with some Creative Commons licensed infographics and resources to help inform those new to gender pronouns.

Not sure why I am always surprised by the lack of backchannel chatter at this tech conference I am at. 700 higher ed technologists and maybe 4 on Twitter. This is probably the 5th year I've come to this conference and it is the same every year.

Normally when I am at a conference and take a miss on a session, I'll take a sit in the hall and try to keep up with work email. Occasionally a friend or colleague will pop by and I have a great hallway chat. Seems like the only hall interruptions I get at this conference I am at are from vendors who pounce on hallway lurkers like sharks on blood.