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Greg McVerry

Joining @vconnecting on the future of Digital learning and teaching in Dublin. Happy to talk and digital

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I will write it more positive. Here are my seven steps to a more prosocial web, but these values align with and

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@LibrariansReed I am going to have to disagree. I think we need to be way more subjective when it comes to our science and teaching around and . I want a movement, we may agree we do not have one, but that doesn't negate necessity.

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unlike many in the community I welcome the bots and automation (let's just build open source opt-in tools for students and not rely on the leeches that attach to our colleges)

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Students also need to learn how to learn in life, and best tool for this, check out our class: this module was "learn something"

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@ElizabethADill Here is an IES grant we submitted about information literacy, and using all crossed but IES always such a gamble. Here is course I ran a few back:

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@Cynthinee Majority of my students didn't want to work in open. They begged to have all my classes in the LMS. When you have 2-3 jobs, a kid or two, and been traumatized by inequity in k12 learning, ease of use can trump

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@geonz Agree conferences don't need to be gigantic carbon suck holes and expensive. Let's keep regional. We organize @IndieWebCamp across the globe and these are free. Same with . Grab a friend, find wifi, start a movement.

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Code of Conduct EDU 522

Video Data

If this class involves video projects you will never be required to show your face. If you do a group project all group members must consent before a video upload. Any group member has the right of refusal. You can email if your would like to ask for a video removal without letting your other group members know.

Never require anyone to show their face or record their voice for an class or research. Some may be from marginalized community and fear immigration. Many, and this falls along gendered lines, simply do not want their face recorded. This anxiety can impact learning.

Everything in is the same as , but I added an accessibility policy. Caption those videos folks, use alt image...ohh BTW semantic HTML is the most accessible approach to

For students taking the class in the open every effort will be made to ensure learning activities are accessible. We will try to remember our "alt" tags and providing text based alternatives to video and screencast tutorials.

We may not know best practices for accessibility on the web. If you find something we could do different please let us know.

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Code of Conduct EDU407

A primary goal of is is to be inclusive to our community of readers and writers, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

From our earliest iterations I moved on to including a code of conduct in our classes

You interact with this class from your own domain where you publish your data. This might be a blogger account, a wix page, or a WordPress blog but this LMS can't collect your data. You have the right to delete your data at any time.

I actually contrained platform choice by saying I would only provide technical support for WordPress. Privacy and Open are hard and the more platform choice you give the harder it is for the instructor to teach students how to be both private and open

Think about each other when sharing information. Critical feedback helps us grow but keep that to our private stream. Use our public comments on each others blogs to encourage growth of the learner and the community.

If you are a student in my class I will always file for IRB (institutional Review Board)even if you choose to publish much of your data in the open. I will never know if you agreed to be in a study until after grades are submitted.

Even if your data is technically public I will always ask for approval before direct quoting or including any artifact you make in class as part of a study

By definition students are a more vulnerable population. While I received an exemption every time I always file an IRB. I never know who is in the study until after grades are submitted

7. No Notification Policy

When in class I would never ask you not to have a laptop or cell phone. That contains way more computing power than we took to the moon. I do ask for attention. So do a lot of companies who drill into your brain through notifications.

This is new. I want students to understand that being connected and hyper connected are not the same thing. You can be present when building a web presence

You are expressively forbidden to complete any activity or interact with any other person in this class while operating a vehicle. Doing so puts others at risks and therefore falls under unacceptable behavior. Plus its illegal (in Connecticut), so there is that too.

I had to add a no driving policy. While I always try to be positive and not write CoCs in the negative I wanted to be explicit after a number of students noted working on class during their drive commute

This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Portions of text derived from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy. Retrieved on November 22, 2016 from

This is a remix of the Glitch CoC, which is itself a remix


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