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October round up

Hosting a two day GO-GN workshop in Edmonton followed by the OEGlobal conference was the main activity of this month. This was the first conference post pandemic for many people, and it was good to reacquaint myself with many of the global contingent. It was also a tad wistful as it’s likely to be my last OEGlobal and possibly last international conference. So, I was potentially seeing a lot of people for the last time potentially. I got to go out on a social high note though with a trip to see the Edmonton Oilers play with these good people:

While we’re talking about OER conferences, the OER24 call for proposals is out, for what promises to be a not-to-be-missed event in Cork next March. And while we’re talking about calls for papers, JIME has a call out for a special issue on “Open learning and learning at scale: The legacy of MOOCs“, which should be an interesting topic.

Travelling allows for some good reading time, and I got through 12 titles this month. Braiding Sweetgrass was a thought-provoking and humane books that combines narrative, indigenous folklore and science. Jeff Tweedy’s autobiography was full of wisdom and honesty.

I accompanied the reading of the WIlco frontman’s autobiography with the purchase of their new album, Cousin. Middle aged men making good music was a bit of a theme this month with the release of Sufjan Stevens album of the year contender, Javelin and a Richard Hawley compilation that endorses his status as a fine songwriter.

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