Open Thinkering


Month: May 2015

Weeknote 22/2015

This week I’ve been:

Next week I’m up in Glasgow on Monday, at home on Tuesday, then in London Wednesday/Thursday. Depending upon whether the rail workers’ strike goes ahead, I may or may not be running a digital literacies workshop for the SSSC in Edinburgh on Friday!

Image CC BY-NC-SA Chris Yarzab

Extending Badges [DMLcentral]

Extending Badges [DMLcentral]My latest post for DMLcentral is up. Entitled Extending Badges, I try and explain the social and pedagogical uses of the v1.1 update to the Open Badges specifciation. The fantastic image accompanying my words was kindly provided by Bryan Mathers.

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Wednesday Wisdom #38: Foundations

Wednesday Wisdom #38: Foundations

Over the last few weeks I’ve been helping City & Guilds work on a ‘direction of travel’ for Open Badges. I’m going to spend the next week or so digging into some of the details to focus on over the next six months.

Stumbling across the above quotation, therefore, was rather serendipitous! It serves as an introduction to Chapter 2 of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel.

The whole set of Wednesday Wisdom images can be found in my Creative Commons-licensed Flickr set.

Image CC BY-NC Tom Blackwell