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ClearURLs – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox (en-CA)

This extension automatically removes tracking elements from URLs to protect your privacy while browsing the web. Many websites use tracking elements in the URL (eg https://example.com?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sale) to mark your online activity. All of this tracking code isn’t required for a website to display or function properly, so it can be removed — which is exactly …

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The Heart of the Learner  – WCET Frontiers

Today’s blog outlines five steps educators can take to ensure we approach our work from the learner’s perspective. Many thanks to WCET member O’Donnell Learn and Carrie O’Donnell for this thoughtful blog that will help to reach and understand the heart of the learner. ~ Megan Raymond, WCET Every person working in education strives to …

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How Healthy Is The Sakai Community? Sakai Virtual Conference Highlights

Last November, Sakai, the most popular open source LMS from the US, held its annual conference where attendees shared pedagogical knowledge and best practices. The Sakai conference, held online this time, highlights the ability to connect and collaborate deeply with other people from different places. This year’s program included participatory workshops, online group activities, photo …

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A tentative guide for new student employees – Dave’s Educational Blog

For you long suffering readers of this blog (this is year 17) you know that my blog is often just where I keep my notes. This one is going to be my ‘working with dave’ notes for new student employees. I have been fortunate to work with a fair number of excellent students on a …

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Map of New Brunswick with Indigenous place names highlights continued presence

A new interactive map created by a Mi’kmaq legal advocacy group highlights the continued presence of Indigenous peoples in New Brunswick and their original names for key locations. Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqn Inc., a non-profit organization representing the nine Mi’kmaw communities in New Brunswick, curated the map to show non-Indigenous people the continued use of the land …

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Should bad science be censored on social media?

Rachel Schraer, BBC News, January 19, 2022 The article references (but does not link to) a new report from the British Royal Society (100-page PDF) which claims that “governments and social media platforms should not rely on content removal as a solution to scientific misinformation in the leave the internet” (p. 10 ). Instead, “the …

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