This week I’ve been:
- Sending out Thought Shrapnel, my weekly newsletter loosely structured around education, technology, and productivity. Issue #246 was entitled ‘Don’t Be So Koi’.
- Recording and releasing Episode 75 of the Today In Digital Education (TIDE) podcast with my co-host, Dai Barnes. This episode was entitled ‘Individual Information Environments’ and in it we discussed retaining your privacy when going through customs, filter bubbles, media bias, four types of dystopia, and… cats..
- Cooking for Valentine’s Day. I did the main course and my wife did dessert. It was edible! (I’m trying to cook once per week this year)
- Planning a presentation on blockchain technologies for a new client next week. I’ll share some of my research, findings, and thinking in an upcoming blog post.
- Launching BADGE BOOTCAMP, a new, self-paced email course for those new to Open Badges. It’s a We Are Open co-op product and has been made possible through some foundational sponsorship from the good people at MyKnowledgeMap.
- Curating and writing Badge News Issue #004, the bi-weekly newsletter for the Open Badges community.
- Attending and presenting at the Open:2017 platform co-ops conference in London on Thursday/Friday. We attended as a co-op, Laura, Bryan, John, and I involved in speaking or facilitating in one way or another. We took the opportunity to have our photo taken together!
- Writing proposals, having meetings about upcoming work, and confirming thinkathons.
- The advice in this WIRED article about retaining your privacy when going through US customs also applies on an everyday basis (Discours.es, 13th February 2017)
- Four types of dystopia (and what it means for literacy) (Discours.es, 12th February 2017)
Next week it’s half-term in our part of the world, so I’ll be spending a good chunk of it with my family.
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