September 29, 2023

What Debbie Did ?

So in my head I thought it would be a good idea to have a category that is just to record what I have done – hopefully on a daily basis as I have been trying to do something ( anything) each day for the last couple of weeks. I’ve mostly succeeded in this quest, but honestly I don’t know if it’s my age but I would really struggle to tell you what I have actually done and that is sooooo depressing .. So just to kick start things off … What Debbie did this weekend … Launched my new blog ( this one) and archived my old one Read some reports and papers from UNESCO covering COVID-19 – Web Page and Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures: Utilizing OER under COVID-19 Pandemic in line with UNESCO OER Recommendation Rights and Permissions (Huang et al 2020) Worked on …

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Virtual Hugs

I came across this blog post that the lovely Maha Bali wrote on her blog “Digital Affect (Emotional Presence?) and Continuity with Care during COVID-19. In her post, Maha mentions that the social distancing aspect of the current COVID19 situation ‘makes the need for digital affect (emotional presence?) so much more important’ This really resonates with the stuff I’m hoping to research. Maha also shares two recordings of some online conversations where the participants talk a lot about the concept of care particularly during COVID-19. I remember seeing tweets about both of these happening but as ever life got in the way and I didn’t get to take part in them and I still haven’t caught up with them. So I am putting the direct links here to the video’s that Maha mentions, so that I can try to make sure that I watch them both as I bet they …

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