tl;dr: I give to organizations, causes and people I care about because it makes me sleep better. And because this is a crucial time to do so.
I am not going into too many details what the year of 2016 lots of people I care about and work with. John Oliver already did a great job. The global rise of
‘alt-right’ racist and fascist movements, a new level of hate speech online (or at least a new level of awareness of it among people who look like me), the proclaimed age of post-truth. All of these developments have made the people I follow in the realm of open and online education question both their strategies of coping and teaching but also their approaches to openness and safety in online education. Continue reading →