This week I’ve been:
- Sending out Issue #294 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. This one was called ‘Snowmaggedon ❄️’ and featured curated links from the Thought Shrapnel blog (where you can also sign up if you don’t yet subscribe!)
- Recording, editing and releasing Episode 97 of the Today In Digital Education (TIDE) podcast with my co-host Dai Barnes. We entitled this episode ‘Reeewind’ and discussed audio problems from last week, microcasting, snow, Youtube videos, porn, making friends, Slack competitors, voice assistants, smartphones, and more!
- Working on Project MoodleNet:
- Talking with lots of smart people, including: Tony Sheppard, Tim Klapdor, Bryan Mathers, R. John Robertson, Mary Cooch, Martin Weller, Scott McLeod, Gavin Henrick, Mike Larsson, Kin Lane, Meg Goodine, and other Moodle colleagues. Notes from these meetings can be found here.
- Planning using the Vision Proposition Design book and online resources from Strategyzer.
- Experimenting with Open Academic Environment after a tip from Tim Klapdor.
- Going through a massive list of great self-hosted open source solutions that could be useful for the project.
- Reading an excellent (free!) ebook called Intercom on Product Management.
- Rethinking the approach we should take with Project MoodleNet after all this talking, reading, and planning!
- Microcasting via my Thought Shrapnel blog. You can see those I’ve recorded here. They’re short, straight-to-phone recordings on a range of subjects such as what I’m working on and stuff I’m thinking about.
- Reading in all of my usual places as well as Ranulph Fiennes’ book Cold, Alex Pang’s Rest, and finishing off Blitzed by Norman Ohler.
- Moodling around with a Jetpack metaphor (Open Educational Thinkering, 9th March 2018)
Next week I’m at home all week, working on all things Moodle from Monday to Thursday, and then co-op stuff on Friday.