Public, listed corporations, with the rights of people in most markets, are "engines of inequity". They exist to privatise profit and socialise cost. They are anti-Commons, except to the extent that they can leverage the Commons to achieve greater inequity on behalf of their shareholders. As such, it is not in their nature to be allies of "open". They are exploiters, at best. People, if they hope to increase equity (or save our planet), should shun them & instead contribute to communities.
University of Tasmania is starting development on a new micro course - Complementary Medicine Today #CMT101. Looking forward to seeing more OER goodness from our Tasmania!
For folks not wanting to use Youtube to what this exposé on Microsoft and its colonising of the EU, thanks to @ITwrx for providing this alternative link: https://itwrx.org/ITwrx-news/microsoft-cyber-attack
Pixelfed Embed will allow you to easily share your posts on any website.
We're rolling this out to instances tomorrow!
This is the sole water fountain in Dublin airport"s int'l departure wing. Having had to empty all drinking vessels to get through security, clearly the airport expects you to buy a new water bottle from the one monopoly water vendor. Greed and #securitytheater are the main reasons air travel is eye-wateringly unsustainable and generally unpleasant.
@mdyck where did you all get to? A couple of us, including Dr Singer are heading to the Ferryman...
Hello again OERu partners and observers. I think one thing we need to do at #oeru19 is to define what we mean by "open". What is "open"... and what is not.
Terrific international representation at the #OERu19 partners university, including from Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the US, the UK, the West Indies, Ireland, and of course Canada
Balancing different needs, respecting different traditions, creative problem solving, sharing power, keeping current, and sustaining our work 😂 A snapshot from the #OERu19 meeting
The whole open bunch at #oeru19
I'm also looking forward to taking part in the #oeru19 partner meeting in Dublin, coming up soon!
Hello all. I work for the OER Foundation as the Open Source Technologist (& also the only technologist). It's my job to build and maintain the open source infrastructure supporting the #oeru's efforts to give *everyone* an opportunity to reach their educational potential. #introduction #oeru19 That infrastructure includes this Mastodon site - welcome to the Fediverse! If you're not sure what that means: https://newatlas.com/what-is-the-fediverse/56385/ For other examples: https://fediverse.party
Open Source Technologist with the OER Foundation - I blog about OERs and free and open source tech for delivering them on https://tech.oeru.org.
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