Friday's #el30 newsletter is now available. https://el30.mooc.ca/archive/18/11_25_course_newsletter.htm If you are at all interested in the future of open educational resources, please do take the time to read the feature article.
(This is some of the hardest work I've done in the field for some time; it feels wonderful).
OER Job Opportunity in Toronto with eCampus Ontario.
Digital Access & OER Lead https://www.academicacareers.com/job/digital-access-and-oer-lead-cjoqb0so70dce01434yjcjeue
Proposals now being accepted for the Cascadia Open Education Summit in Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2019. See here for info & proposal form: https://bccampus.ca/event/cascadia-open-education-summit/
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.
Help spreading the word is much appreciated:
So many ask - how can you sustain #OER? We say, how will your institutions remain sustainable without OER? Here are a few #opensource #FOSS justifications from @lightweight https://tech.oeru.org/2018-update-oeru-technology-stack #OERu18 So glad we're not trying to run proprietary tech in times of #highereducation austerity.
Here's a bit of an expose on the OERu's technology infrastructure... https://tech.oeru.org/2018-update-oeru-technology-stack It's all #FOSS and exists to make #OER more accessible around the world.
Been a busy #OER year so far for folk @oeruniversitas . Will report on our progress at #OERu18 during Session 2. Agenda now available here: https://course.oeru.org/2018-meetings/partners-meeting/day-1/taking-stock-and-meeting-priorities/
Making steady progress on publishing the agenda for the 2018 OERu international meeting of partners following our open consultation meeting. Session 1 done: https://course.oeru.org/2018-meetings/partners-meeting/day-1/setting-the-scene/ #OERu18 #OER
I'm pleased to join @downes for a chat as part of his E-Learning 3.0 MOOC, to discuss what I've learned about community through my work (primarily, through Wikipedia and WikiProjects). Date and time TBA. Thanks @mackiwg for facilitating the intro!
Finally getting a chance to start watching Paywall - The business of scholarship. Should be compulsory viewing for all academics. https://paywallthemovie.com/
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