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Last week I read a really interesting paper about OER management in Ireland[1]. Here's my blog post about it blogs.pjjk.net/phil/devolved-m

1. Angelica Risquez, Claire McAvinia, Yvonne Desmond, Catherine Bruen, Deirdre Ryan, and Ann Coughlan. (2020) “Towards a Devolved Model of Management of OER? The Case of the Irish Higher Education Sector” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol 21, No 1 available at irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/ar

if your Big Data person does NOT know what this picture means, get rid of them

My research application has been approved.

I'm looking for open educators to participate in a research study! I hope you will take some time to share your thoughts. This study has been approved by the U of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB20-1113).

I hope some folks from here might consider contributing as my initial questions emerged from here 🙏​

Reconsidering Scale within Open Education: survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV

Is there a good directory of #coops that offer services alternative to mainstream ones, especially for devs? E.g. alternatives to GitHub, website hosting, email hosting, cloud storage, etc

Remember when a Google #search used to lead you somewhere?

Now it increasingly just keeps you on Google. In fact, Google results take up 62.6% of the first screen of search results in a sample of 15,000 searches.

#Google is building a walled garden that encompasses some of the most accessed information on the internet with no recourse for businesses who are suddenly finding themselves on the wrong side, cut off from their users.

themarkup.org/google-the-giant

#privacyMatters #searchengine

If you're involved with WordPress or ClassicPress you might be interested in a conference I am helping organize, even though it happens in the other place:
2020.heypresstoconf.org/

Hey Pressto! Conference 2020
A WordPress and ClassicPress conference which happens only on Twitter

@bgcarlisle My favourite use of singular “they” is Virginia Woolf’s use of it for Orlando in their moment of transition. That was 1928.

Seen elsewhere in a locked account I can't reference:

"Why don't spreadsheets have built-in debuggers? Because if spreadsheets had debuggers we'd have to admit that the bulk of business software development is performed by underpaid women."

Coko Foundation announce the Open Publishing Awards 2020 coko.foundation/2020-update-6-

If you're in to the winners of the 2019 awards are worth a look, see openpublishingawards.org/

Remember when people (maybe including me) were saying that you didn't need metadata when you had Google. I think Google needing schema.org clarified that one, but here's confirmation that it's proper metadata not just a few key/value pairs seroundtable.com/google-schema

70 years today since George Orwell died. Here's a page that let's you search works by and about George Orwell. pjjk.net/orwellsearch/

(play around with the filters after a search, often that gives more results.)

I wrote a guest blog post for upcoming conference where I mention Mastodon, PLN's, and the tension being an open educator in an age of surveillance

Contesting Open Spaces : OER20
oer20.oerconf.org/news/2020/01

Last week I read a really interesting paper about OER management in Ireland[1]. Here's my blog post about it blogs.pjjk.net/phil/devolved-m

1. Angelica Risquez, Claire McAvinia, Yvonne Desmond, Catherine Bruen, Deirdre Ryan, and Ann Coughlan. (2020) “Towards a Devolved Model of Management of OER? The Case of the Irish Higher Education Sector” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol 21, No 1 available at irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/ar

Nearly 70 years since George Orwell died, so I've been fixing a google custom search engine of works by and about him that I wrote a while back.
pjjk.net/orwellsearch/index.ht

We're hiring!

Are you a software engineer who cares deeply about CI/CD, code review, and development environments? Apply to work with the Release Engineering team (a part of our Engineering Productivity team) at the Wikimedia Foundation!

grnh.se/7dbb8d8f1

#remote #jobs #remotejobs #hiring #opensource #freesoftware #wikipedia #wikimedia

Who do I know here who is following the ? Brenna writes that "it is my intention that you will finish out this month with a sense of hopefulness about the possibilities of a relationship to technology that is, at its core, deeply ethical."

digitaldetox.trubox.ca/2020/01

Technology improving learning – an edtech meta-analysis
I'm re-tuning my network antenna for a new open education tech project I am going to be working on.

via GIPHY

I'll have more details to share on the project in the coming weeks, but suffice to say that it has put a spring in my step this week, thanks in no small part to providing me with the opportunity to deeply r
edtechfactotum.com/edtech-meta

@aral Have you heard of "free as in helicopter"?

Someone gives you a free helicopter. Awesome, right? But if you don't know how to fly a helicopter it's useles to you.

#weeknotes #metadata #markdown and other niche work-related stuff 

This time:
- how I got into workforce signalling;
- a python extensions for metadata in markdown;
- keeping a notebook that exemplifies what your noting.
blogs.pjjk.net/phil/weeknotes…

I'm happy about the progress python markdown extension, and especially happy about how the markdown notebook I kept while developing it made the project self-documenting

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