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! https://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2018/04/07/vconnecting-at-ccsummit-in-toronto/
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 https://t.co/0wOXSRzejT
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 paper.li 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. http://nuzzel.com/edtechfactotum
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 https://bccampus.ca/careers/manager-devops/ 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 https://edtechfactotum.com/blog/?mailpoet_router&endpoint=view_in_browser&action=view&data=WzksMCw5LCJkNDExMmEiLDcsMF0
My organization BCcampus is looking for an OpenEd Advisor. Knowledge of the British Columbia post-secondary education system strongly recommended https://bccampus.ca/advisor-open-education-2/
Interesting post from the UBC Faculty Association about privacy and the LMS. Thrust of the article is that there are unknown admin users in faculty courses inside the LMS who have a lot of power & can monitor interactions between faculty & students. First time I have seen this kind of concern voiced by a faculty union http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/member_notice/learning-management-expectations/
Wow, and I was worried about publication bias
Tara Robertson from the Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Educational Resources (CAPER) is compiling/crowd-sourcing a document on HOW TO organize inclusive and accessible events. If you are planning a conference and/or event, there are some really good resources here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndEZCAWQD3mRQKgxEcOR7JlGgpt6FfR6eQu0gkSKdnE/edit?usp=sharing
Governments in France and Italy have implemented Discourse for public discussions https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/public-sector-turns-discourse-citizen-interaction
Chuffed that my "how to install Mastodon" article is running on LinuxToday.com right now :) http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/installing-mastodon-with-docker-compose-on-ubuntu-16.04-170610032017.html
EdTech Factotum #5: The Indie EdTech Backpack Edition http://tinyletter.com/edtechfactotum/letters/edtech-factotum-5-the-indie-edtech-backpack-edition