Hi Judy

Appreciate your note and look forward to exchanging a few "Toots" on
mastodon.oeru.org

Keep well!

Wayne Mackintosh (Mobile)
OER Foundation / OERu

On Sun, 8 Jul 2018, 20:24 O'Connell, Judith <juoconn...@csu.edu.au> wrote:

> Hello Wayne,
>
> This is a wonderful development. I am very glad you were encouraged to
> share this information and I’m certainly keen to explore further,
>
> All the best,
>
> Judy
>
> Judy O’Connell
> Senior Lecturer
> Course Director
> School of Information Studies
> Faculty of Arts and Education
> Charles Sturt University
> Albury, NSW 2640
> Tel: +61 2 69334084
> Email: juoconn...@csu.edu.au
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 3:09 PM +1000, "Wayne Mackintosh" <
> mackintosh.wa...@gmail.com<mailto:mackintosh.wa...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone
>
> The OER Foundation has set up a Mastodon instance<
> http://antispam.csu.edu.au:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiYyZDdkOWJhZTFlYTcwYTI3Zj01QjQxOUM4OF84NDM0Nl81NTVfMSYmNGNmYjI0ZGU0Njg4MmY3PTEzMzMmJnVybD1odHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRm1hc3RvZG9uJTJFb2VydSUyRW9yZyUyRg==>
> which is a federated and open source social networking alternative.  (This
> short video<
> http://antispam.csu.edu.au:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiYyZDdkOWJhZTFlYTcwYTI3ZT01QjQxOUM4OF84NDM0Nl81NTVfMSYmMGMxYjQ0ZGZlMjI4ZmZjPTEzMzMmJnVybD1odHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnlvdXR1JTJFYmUlMkZJUFNiTmRCbVdLRQ==>
> provides a good overview of what Mastodon is.)
>
> At the OERu, we do not want any learner to be forced to use any
> proprietary hosted technologies in order to participate in our learning
> opportunities, and this is why we have set up an OERu instance<
> http://antispam.csu.edu.au:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiYyZDdkOWJhZTFlYTcwYTI3Zj01QjQxOUM4OF84NDM0Nl81NTVfMSYmNGNmYjI0ZGU0Njg4MmY3PTEzMzMmJnVybD1odHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRm1hc3RvZG9uJTJFb2VydSUyRW9yZyUyRg==>
> of the Mastodon software.
>
> It's primarily intended to support OERu learners rather than forcing
> learners to join, services like Twitter. Most conversations on our instance
> will be focused on OERu and OER related topics, however as open technology,
> WikiEducator users are free and most welcome to create accounts on our
> instance (thanks Steve Foerster for suggesting that I post this
> announcement on the WikiEd list).
>
> As a federated technology there are many different instances and
> communities you can join with the advantage of being able to interact with
> users on difference instances.
>
> If you need a little help in setting up an account and finding out how
> Mastodon works - you can consult the OERu support site<
> http://antispam.csu.edu.au:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiYyYTZjOWRhYjQzZjI1NzZmYj01QjQxOUM4OF84NDM0Nl81NTVfMSYmNmRkYjQ0OWZiNjM5ZmVkPTEzMzMmJnVybD1odHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRmNvdXJzZSUyRW9lcnUlMkVvcmclMkZzdXBwb3J0JTJGc3R1ZHlpbmctY291cnNlcyUyRm9lcnUtc29jaWFsLW5ldHdvcmslMkY=
> >.
>
> Happy tooting!
>
> Cheers
> Wayne
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> UNESCO - ICDE Chair in OER
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