Weeknote 05/2013

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Weeknote 05/2013

This week I’ve been:

  • More unproductive than usual, overall. Despite what’s below, I feel I should have achieved more this week. I’d like to attribute this to external factors such as jetlag knocking out my schedule but, to be honest, I should know better. Not enough exercise, too many late nights, and eating the wrong foods at the wrong times of the day. It all adds up.
  • Working on preparation for upcoming work around defining a new, open learning standard for Web Literacy. This has taken up a fair amount of my time writing copy, checking links and sorting out workflows. Whenever something looks simple and straightforward, it’s usually because someone has taken time over it beforehand.
  • Writing about online peer assessment building on interest-based pathways to learning.
  • Spending time on Quora. I really like the new blog feature. The whole experience gets a bit addictive – it’s a fairly compelling package now.
  • Talking with organizations about Open Badges. I’m never sure whether for-profit organisations are happy to tell the world they’re thinking about using badges (I should probably ask), but needless to say there’s plenty of interest from well-known ones!
  • Spending time with my family after being away most of last week (including the weekend!)
  • Registering for the DML Conference 2013. Not only is Mozilla launching v1.0 of the Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI) there, but it’s a great chance to catch up with people I usually only interact with online.
  • Marking some bids for the Nesta/Nominet Trust/Mozilla Digital Makers call.
  • Starting to brainstorm ideas for my OER13 keynote.
  • Replying to questions in the Open Badges Google Group
  • Sorting out Asana, a web app we use to co-ordinate team efforts within Mozilla. I get it now.
  • Changing my avatar everywhere as I’ve started wearing a hat. This may or may not be related to #LettingGrow.

Next week I’m looking forward to planning (with Kate Stokes from Nesta) our SXSWedu panel, figuring out more stuff around online peer assessment, and kicking-off Mozilla’s collaboration with the community around a new, open standard for Web Literacy.

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