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So many bad takes in this article. Yes, students are tired, yes they are burnt out, yes their mental health and, consequently, their learning is suffering. But to lay the blame at the feet of online learning is false. Students didn't do poorly because of online learning (and what occurred over the past 2 years is not online learning but emergency remote learning - there is a huge difference). Perhaps they have been struggling to do well because, oh idk, GLOBAL PANDEMIC?

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" More disconcerting is that when classes returned to mainly in-person in fall 2021, student performance did not bounce back. The problem isn’t only that students learn poorly online. It’s also that when they go through a year or more of remote classes, they develop habits that harm their ability to learn offline, too."

No, the didn't develop bad habits. This should tell you mode of delivery made no difference to learning outcomes so maybe it wasn't online learning that is the reason?

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Teacher's day in México yesterday. I found this on my corkboard outside my office this morning. ❤️
"Se me olvidó hacer el ecoa pero de los mejores profes 10/10"
(translated to English: "I forgot to do the teaching evaluations but one of the best professors 10/10")

Currently listening to "Over the Boards" by Hayley Wickenheiser.

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Government of Canada signs the Declaration for the Future of the Internet which calls for an "open, free, global, interoperable, reliable and secure" Internet for all.

Another video for you, this time on RSS Readers. Thanks to the input from colleagues across various platforms for helping with suggestions:

Each week I tell my students about two tools: one as academic/engineering and the other a security tool.
What would any of you recommend for an RSS reader to follow blogs/sites?

Another video for today, using Keybase for secure communication as well as encrypting, decrypting, and signing messages and files.

Today's video is about O'Reilly Learning and how my students and colleagues can access this service included in our services provided by the TecDeMonterrey.

Back to publishing some videos again after many months.

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Indigenous Open Educational Resources: Respectfully Uplifting Community Voices with UBC's Kayla Lar-Son Indigenous programs and services librarian at the Xwi7xwa Library and the program manager librarian for the Indigitization program. Free & open webinar. More details & registration at

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I wrote this well before all the transitions of this past week in my social media practices, but I think it captures well my current thinking about the opportunities in moving, and also different ways to keep and curate connections.

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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#feditips if you're on or, it's not too late to get an alt! take your time to look for instances, read their rules, scroll through their admins' posts and replies, etc. to get a sense of what an instance is about before making an inquiry.

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@carcinopithecus You can also follow people from other instances. And you can follow people from Twitter as long as you put their Twitter @ in front of in the search bar

Just a thought of my process for accepting follow requests (still not sure if I will stay with that option).
If there is no profile defined, or at least a single post, I am hesitant to accept.

Am I strange here on that? Am I missing something?

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today at noon EDT. open. free. :)
Futures of Education Speaker Series, episode 1:
@davecormier's students talking uncertainty & futures thinking.

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