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I'm back on Mastodon after... 4 years I think?

The key thing I'm working on these days with many wonderful educators across the globe is which we hope will be a renewal and re-energizing experience for educators around the world and working on different things - our topics will center
* open education and digital literacies
* critical pedagogy and social justice
* community building and reflection
* wellbeing and joy

More info and to express interest:

myfest.equityunbound.org

Hey fedi friends;

It's okay to not think of the fediverse as your new home. It's okay to have multiple social networks you participate in. It's okay to grow your community here over time, and know that it will take time to grow here.

It's very rewarding to be here, if you keep showing up and putting in the effort.

#FediTips

I was moved by reading a post by @mahabali on her personal journey with reading the Quran as a child and her subsequent journey that now has her discussing the Quran and spiritual matters with her daughter. I am reminded of my own journeys with holy texts as a Christian and of my first reading (decades ago) of Chaim Potok's "The Chosen."

blog.mahabali.me/just-for-fun/

@kenbauer @katebowles Most of my colleagues have expressed relief that hybrid times are over as they found it exhausting in every way and constantly felt they were neglecting either the students in the classroom or the ones online.

Many students, however, are imploring the university to continue hybrid teaching. Especially the ones with children or with disabilities that make transport to/from and being the classroom challenging.

The proverbial rock and a hard place.

Remember to caption your media if you can. That way everyone gets to enjoy them ❤️

Need some help?
That's what @imagecaptionspls is for. There's always people willing to lend a hand or an eye.

Do you sometimes forget?
No problem, you can follow @PleaseCaption and it'll DM you if you forget to add captions.

Another question for ppl who came here recently (and some returning after coming a few years ago):
A. What are your fears for Twitter that led you here?
B. What are your aspirations for Mastodon?
C. What has your experience with Mastodon been so far (esp compared to your aspirations)?

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Help/suggestions welcome: I want to invite my students to research the implications of Elon Musk taking over Twitter.

I teach digital literacies & intercultural learning to undergraduates, juniors/3rd years mainly in Cairo, Egypt (they learn in English)

Suggestions? I could let them research it or recommend material

In reply to a question by @katebowles about 'how to... in mastodon' Here's the useful 'startup' guide... blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/08/ Might be one to share (boost!)

@chemdrv @mahabali The levels of accessibility for posting is one of the things that Mastodon gets very right, in my view. I think there's a level of intentionality to posting to Mastodon that doesn't exist at all on Twitter and that is extremely underutilized on Facebook. Thinking about who can see what that gets posted is something that's worthwhile, in my view.

2nd day back on Masotodon and here is the funny thing. Last time, 5 years ago, I discovered ppl to follow by checking other friends' followers/following. Doing that now hasn't been helpful, feels as if I've already followed everyone I know who is here, and new people who join somehow find me. Not exactly sure how. Maybe I should (ha) also post on Twitter my Mastodon username 🤔

Ok.. my first substantive post is to point to a new paper with Sven Schaepkens on #OnlineProctoring (in #MedEd).

A Matter of Trust: Online Proctored Exams and the Integration of Technologies of Assessment in Medical Education

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

Let's see if anyone notices 🙂

Comments welcome.

Excellent reflection on listening, being unable to hear, and Miranda Fricker on epistemic injustice, by @mahabali blog.mahabali.me/writing/liste

I have a vague memory that a year or two ago, someone here was doing talks or a presentation or something for small organisations, activists or community groups about how to move their social presences to open platforms and/or the inherent issues with using corporate platforms for coordinating anything.

Anyone recall anything like this? Got a link or know who it was? Am I totally imagining it?

I'm back on Mastodon after... 4 years I think?

The key thing I'm working on these days with many wonderful educators across the globe is which we hope will be a renewal and re-energizing experience for educators around the world and working on different things - our topics will center
* open education and digital literacies
* critical pedagogy and social justice
* community building and reflection
* wellbeing and joy

More info and to express interest:

myfest.equityunbound.org

Nice to see a new influx of folks trying out Mastodon in wake of the Elon news. Reminder that Mastodon financially runs on donations, not user data or advertising. If you stick around and make it your home, consider donating to the group running your instance or to the main dev team patreon.com/mastodon

#mastodonTips First post ideas for new users (to avoid the dreaded empty timeline)

#introduction post. who are you, what are your interests, skills.

a portfolio of 4 images of your art, photography with #mastoArt or #creativeToots tags

tell us about your creations: books, music, a dyi projects, feature the #FLOSS project you are contributing to, your research

posts about your garden/plants; a game, a tv show or a book you loved. (with cw for spoilers of course)

Welcome to #mastodon. :)

PLEASE SHARE! I am soliciting stories about working in under austerity. Read more and contribute: t.co/TSwkHuCD0f

A short edu-blog post on learning the 'how' and not just the 'what' 

I wrote this in response to a tweet by @mahabali where she expressed frustration at all the 'learning on the job' that happens despite the highest levels of education. I also had a student ask the same question in a tutorial, and so it made me think... (also working to blog more!) :) 2 min read wp.me/p4Ng5z-10L

@mahabali

@mahabali I don't think Mastodon produces RSS but that's not a major issue - it's open software, so it can be created.

I say "of one's own" instead of "our own" because ownership of my own inbox is key to sharing. We can meet in the public square, and the *square* can be "ours", but I need to be able to leave when I want, or to go to a different square, and that's the element of "one's own" that is crucial.

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