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The crew at #oeru19 coming to grips with Mastodon, with many taking their first step into the #Fediverse -welcome to our international cast of partner representatives! If you want to use Mastodon from your mobile device, you can install "Tusky" on Android... There are also Mastodon apps on iOS...

I'm also looking forward to taking part in the partner meeting in Dublin, coming up soon!

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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 's efforts to give *everyone* an opportunity to reach their educational potential. That infrastructure includes this Mastodon site - welcome to the Fediverse! If you're not sure what that means: For other examples:

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Can't wait to get our copyright game on with Mandy from Tohatoha in Dunedin! Tertiary Educators - come join us at the national symposium. Register today:

Ok, took a bit longer than expected, but we're back... now coming to you live, from San Francisco!

And apologies, some of you may have had to log back in...

Ok, turns out it's taken longer than expected to transfer our data... going to be taking this down in the next couple minutes to do a final data sync, and then we'll shift over to the new host! This Mastodon will be offline for 5-15 minutes... will aim for the minimum :) See you on the flipside!

Hi all on - there's going to be a brief shutdown (5-10 minutes, I hope) of this server in the next hour or two, as I shift it from Sydney to San Francisco (to better hosting)... So if it stops responding, it's nothing to worry about! Try it again after a few minutes. Thanks!

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@oemb1905 interesting looking at Schaefer IT Consulting... I ran my own FOSS bespoke dev and IT integration shop (99.9% , of course!) for many years... looks like a solid outfit! Out of interest, if you haven't come across it, BitWarden might be of interest to you and your customers - here's how we use it:

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Wanna learn about and Creative Commons? It's free, open source and good opportunity to explore 's . New cohort starts this week. Join us:

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I get frustrated when people in industries who could benefit hugely from better use of tech bemoan the inequity in tech (I agree!) but justify their own inaction & non-participation (or defend persisting with crappy corporate proprietary software that tramples their interests) by saying adapting & learning is "too hard"... It especially bugs me to hear educators say this... sure, learning *is* hard. If it was easy... we wouldn't need educators. Get involved now to make it easier for others!

Righto, what do you think about these new polls?

Ok, we're back with Mastodon 2.8.4, but I need to tidy up one thing, so it's going to go down briefly again...

For everyone paying attention to this server - I'll shortly be doing an upgrade to it... so be forewarned if/when it stops responding (very briefly, I hope).

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Look what arrived today... My second copy of Charlie Reisinger's great story, The Open Schoolhouse. It's essential reading for anyone in secondary education & *vital* for anyone making digital learning decisions.

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Jeremy's a lovely fellow... if you're in Chch and want clever jewellery - and he always has time and a kind word for dogs, including letting them test out his own dog transport system (for his very large, lovely Bernese Mountain dog, Ruby) including our Luna :)

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This is the Mastodon instance for educators and learners involved in the OERu. Accounts of users not involved in OERu courses may be removed.