This week I’ve been:
Next week I’m up in Dundee for eAssessment Scotland on Friday running a session with MyKnowledgeMap on Open Badges. The rest of the week I’ll be meeting with my new Mentor team colleagues and thinking through more things related to the Web Literacy Standard.
The following things didn’t really warrant a blog post in their own right, but I thought they were worth sharing somewhere on this blog.
1. Nesta ‘One Day Digital’ video
I ran a Mozilla Webmaker workshop in Edinburgh on Easter Saturday as part of Nesta’s One Day Digital series of events. The video they produced afterwards is below and I make a brief appearance at around 1:00. Check out that beard!
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One Day Digital events from Nesta UK on Vimeo.
2. Connected Learning TV
I’ve appeared on a number of these webinars and the archive is a CPD resource in its own right. This time I was standing in for Howard Rheingold as host. Interesting stuff about Liz Lawley’s attempts to add a ‘gaming layer’ on top of the university curriculum:
3. Open Badges presentations
I presented at SETT, the Swedish equivalent of BETT, last week. My presentation, along with one from PELeCON the week before can be found below. Unfortunately, the animated GIFs are not so animated on Slideshare, so click here if you want to see them in action!
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It’s been a funny old week. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- Speaking to some people (including Charles Miglietti from the excellent tldr.io) about potentially aligning with the Web Literacy standard.
- Working on my slides for OER13.
- Submitting an abstract for the PLE13 conference.
- Attending (Tuesday) and keynoting (Wednesday) the OER13 conference. My presentation was entitled Ambiguity, OER and Open Badges.
- Suffering from two migraines, leading to me reading Migraine by Oliver Sacks to try and make sense of them. I took Thursday off to recover.
- Planning a workshop on Mozilla’s Webmaker tools as part of Nesta’s One Day Digital event.
- Driving up to Edinburgh on Friday afternoon with my family for the Nesta event.
- Running a workshop with thirteen 12-15 year-olds (7 boys, 6 girls) on Saturday. I still miss teaching, dammit.
Next week it’s Easter Monday so I’ve got a four-day working week. I was going to be running an Open Badges workshop for the BBC in Salford on Friday, but that’s been pushed back to be outside of the Easter holidays (so more people can attend). I’ll be planning my keynote at the PELeCON conference the week after next – which I’m entitling A History of Open Badges through the medium of animated GIFs. 😉