This week I’ve been:
- Leading a couple of sprints to work on the deliverable for the Badge Alliance Digital/Web Literacies working group. We’re almost ready to present our thinking to the world!
- Trying to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder by going to bed earlier and using my SAD lamp. Of course, as Martin Weller pointed out if my family had ended up moving to the Mediterranean, I wouldn’t have this problem. Perhaps I should become migratory.
- Writing about the Web Literacy Map interviews I’ve carried out over the last few weeks:
- Web Literacy Map 2.0 chats (includes links to all interviews)
- 21 emerging themes for Web Literacy Map 2.0
- Some ideas for Webmaker from the Web Literacy Map 2.0 interviews
- Participating in the first week of the What Future for Education? MOOC. I wrote some blog posts:
- Advising a representative from BETT about a new thing called BETT Futures. I suggested they might want non-profit / third sector input as well.
- Catching up with Ben Werdmüller and Erin Jo Richey, co-founders of Known. We discussed many things, including web literacy and a domain of one’s own.
- Giving feedback on Mozilla Science Lab’s first attempt at an Open Research Map.
- Thinking about ways in which Web Literacy Map 2.0 could, like a real map, get more granular as you ‘zoom in’ (i.e. level up your skills). I haven’t written about this yet.
- Sorting out my travel and accommodation for the Safer Internet Forum 2014. I had to hack the system to get all six points from Mozilla’s Web We Want campaign into my part of the speakers’ brochure!
- Starting to plan the lecture and workshop I’m giving for students at Bishop Grosseteste University next week. They’re going to be guinea pigs for my Web Literacy Map 2.0 at the Mozilla Festival.
- Figuring out the logistics for attending the Mozilla ‘coincident workweek’ in Portland, Oregon – which is the same week as I’m keynoting the Literacy Research Association conference in Miami.
Next week I’m down in Lincoln on Wednesday for the lecture and workshop I mentioned above. In fact, this was my last full week at working from home until November 10th. I’m trying to travel less during the autumn and winter, and so am turning down at least a couple of events a week. It’s not that I’m not grateful for the invitations, just that I’ve got lots to do, and I’m better in ‘cave’ mode than ‘stage’ mode at this time of year…
You can track my upcoming events via Lanyrd.
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