Open Educators on Mastodon

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Update: since publishing this post I’ve become aware of some tools that can help you find the people you follow on Twitter on Mastodon. You might be interested in reading about that process.

It is great to see many people in my network again testing the Mastodon waters in the wake of the news of the sale of Twitter. Discovering and developing a new network can be difficult and is often a big barrier to moving to a new platform so to help get you started, here is a list of people I am connected with on Mastodon who are interested in open education & education technology. I am trying to include people here who are active, or becoming active, on the platform and whom I know from Twitter.

Some of these accounts may be set to private and you may have to request to follow them.

Please add your own Mastodon handle in the comments and I’ll add you to this list.

Remember: Your Mastodon username is like your email address in that it needs the @your.instance when you try to follow someone from a different Mastodon instance/community/server (this is referred to as a remote follow on Mastodon since you are trying to follow someone on a different server). So when following these links you may be prompted to login to your own account before you can follow them if they are on a different server than you.

Hopefully, this list will help get you started re-building your PLN on Mastodon.

50 Comments

Karen Cangialosi April 27, 2022

Thanks for including me Clint! Could you correct the spelling of my name? It’s Cangialosi. Thank you!

Clint Lalonde April 27, 2022

It’s not a Clint Lalonde blog post without at least one spelling error! I am sorry it was on your last name, Karen. Fixed.

Martin Compton April 27, 2022

Hi – grateful to be included- thnak you @compton

Clint Lalonde April 27, 2022

Done…and followed.

Stephen Downes April 27, 2022

This is a list of Mastodon accounts of some people interested in open education. It is newly relevant in light of the ongoing exodus from Twitter (I don’t think I’ve ever seen my Mastodon feed so busy). If you’re looking for me I’m @Downes@mastodon.social. I’m more open and chatty on Mastodon than I ever was on Twitter (who wants to be chatty for the entire world?). If things continue the way they are I’ll probably set up an OLDaily feed so people can follow the newsletter there without having to wade through my commentaries on the weather, cats, bicycle trips and garter snakes. But I won’t be shutting down the OLDaily Twitter feed just yet, so there’s no need to panic. Let’s wait until something actually changes before we do that.

EILab@OntarioTechU April 27, 2022

Please add me to your list, Clint.

EILab@OntarioTechU April 27, 2022

Sorry forgot a handle – please use my Twitter handle: rolandvo

Miguel Guhlin April 27, 2022

Miguel Guhlin
@mguhlin

cain April 27, 2022

@geoffcain@mastadon.social
We need to do this. Educator and writer. Interests: open pedagogy, eLearning, & UDL. Curriculum & Instructional Design Specialist at Clover Park Technical College.

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Added

Wesley Fryer April 27, 2022

https://mastodon.cloud/@wfryer
Thanks for sharing this list and these links!

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Added

valenciamovement April 28, 2022

@GrahamAttwell

This is a great list

Graham Attwell April 28, 2022

@GrahamAttwell

Tryiing again with a better user name 🙂

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Git it Graham. You have been added. Thanks.

stefaanvdw April 28, 2022

Thanks for pointing the way to Mastodon. @stefaanvdw

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

You’ve been added Stefaan. Thanks.

Doug Belshaw April 28, 2022

Thanks Clint – just to note for those confused by clicking through and having to login that you can also copy/paste the URL into the search bar in Mastodon (and other ActivityPub-based networks) and follow from there 🙂

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Good tip, Doug. Thanks! And I have added Laura

Matt B April 28, 2022

Please add me to the list

mattbraddock@fosstodon.org

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Added

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Got it. Thanks Doug.

Miguel Guhlin April 28, 2022

Please add me, Clint. Thanks so much for helping us expand our #MastodonPLN. 🙂

Miguel Guhlin (@mguhlin)
https://www.mguhlin.org/

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Added Miguel

Rich McCue April 28, 2022

@richmccue

Thank-you!

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Excellent Rich. Nice to see another islander in the mix

Ted Curran April 28, 2022

Hi Clint, thanks for making and sharing this list. I am an open educator who left academic but who still wants to find others who think tech, education, and learning should be open and free endeavors. My Mastodon presence is: https://mastodon.social/@tedcurran

Thanks!
Ted

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Got it Ted. Always space for open education enthusiasts no matter where they professionally reside.

Sarah Honeychurch April 28, 2022

https://mastodon.social/@Nomadwarmachine

Not really on Mastodon much, but pop in now and then

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Thanks Sarah. Added.

Chris Aldrich April 28, 2022

Thanks for this Clint!
I wish that Mastodon’s list functionality was easier to use, but this method works well too. I won’t say anything about the irony of using the OG social network of the blogosphere to spread this useful information. ?

Clint Lalonde April 28, 2022

Ha, yes. The blog will never die. Long live the blog!

Chris Aldrich April 28, 2022

Thanks for this Clint!

I wish that Mastodon’s list functionality was easier to use, but this method works well too. I won’t say anything about the irony of using the OG social network of the blogosphere to spread this useful information. 😉

Nicole Allen April 29, 2022

Thanks for setting this up Clint! I’m new to Mastodon but will start cross posting at txtbks@mastodon.social.

Clint Lalonde May 1, 2022

Good to see you there (and here) Nicole. You are added.

Emma Duke-Williams April 29, 2022

Thanks for setting up this list 🙂 @Emmadw@scohlar.social

Emma Duke-Williams April 29, 2022

Scholar.social Not my erroneous first try

Clint Lalonde May 1, 2022

Got you Emma. Thanks!

Mark Sample April 29, 2022

Thanks for helping to make the fediverse a more lively space. I’m @samplereality

Clint Lalonde May 1, 2022

Added Mark. Thanks.

Arindam Basu May 1, 2022

Thanks Clint, great resource! If you want to add me please use this as my mastodon account:arin_basu@mastodon.nzoss.nz
Here’s my University of Canterbury webpage:https://researchprofile.canterbury.ac.nz/Researcher.aspx?researcherid=2821344

citc May 3, 2022

Please be aware that there are other parts of the fediverse for educators to explore

Clint Lalonde May 3, 2022

Yes it is a large and distributed space. This list is not intended to be the end, but merely to help new people orient themselves to a new virtual space. Where would you suggest they explore once they begin to feel comfortable?

citc May 3, 2022

Forget to add where those other parts may be found! 🙂

https://fediverse.party

Clint Lalonde May 4, 2022

Excellent thanks for sharing that link. I am definitely intrigued by Pixelfed as a photo sharing alternative.

Deb Baff May 11, 2022

Hiya Clint .. so I think this is my mastadon thingybob now ? @debbaff

https://scholar.social/@debbaff

citc July 22, 2022

Your readers may also be interested to know that the fediverse is a wider network:

https://fediverse.party

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