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Spitballing a definition of Open Homework Systems
To wrap up this week's posts on on homework systems, I thought I would try to create something a bit more concrete than my previous ramblings (What is a homework system?, and Early thoughts on my new open homework systems project).

I want to try to define what a homework system is, and what an open homework system is. I'd really love your feedback on these d
edtechfactotum.com/spitballing

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

This is real and needs attention.

'Jo Grady, the UCU’s general secretary-elect, said universities were "digging the grave of the sector” if they did not address the problem of casualisation.'

Casual academics ‘work double the hours they are paid for’ | Times Higher Education (THE)
timeshighereducation.com/news/

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read this just now, by a photographer friend of mine and I really like it - it's short. about the value of being with people to discuss ideas: unitednationsofphotography.com

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Standing up for students privacy an Gasta story
One of the things I brought back with me from last years ALT-C in Manchester was the Gasta presentation format, pioneered by the Irish Learning Technology Association.

Essentially, a Gasta session is a series of 5 minute lightning talks (think Pecha Kucha) created by the ITLA's Tom Farrelly and Tony Murphy. Tom has recently written
edtechfactotum.com/standing-up

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We're going to be Virtually Connecting from this week. Sign up and join us in the Virtual Connecting sessions on Thursday virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2

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Our presentation ( @katebowles and I were in person) at in Ireland ended up being a giant shout out for mastodon. The topic was . Full details here, and the video is linked - our session starts at 53mins.

shout outs to @GeoffreyGevalt and our main author @tdorey and @Downes @dogtrax and @Ayior for being involved in our slides. :) @Gargron calendar.google.com/calendar/e

Bonus, it looks like the @WithKnown mastodon plugin is no longer spitting errors when I POSSE to Mastodon.

A productive "quiet writing hour" which is 5:30pm-6:30pm before the Guadalajara meeting. I noticed that my update to @WithKnown was broken. I forgot to run the "composer update" from root.

So yuck. YouTube tracking. I need to replace my embedded @YouTube videos with the "privacy-enhanced" version. Especially since i updated my footer on my website. reference: ghacks.net/2018/05/23/why-you-

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anyone have any advice of what to do in Washington DC for a day? (beside look at political landmarks)

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The EU will vote on the during the March 25 week session, likely on March 27. That leaves you with only a few days to contact your MEP to insist that they vote against it. saveyourinternet.eu

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