- Taking holiday on Monday and Friday. We spent the weekend at a family party and at Legoland (which was awesome), driving back on Monday. I took Friday off as I had a migraine on Wednesday and a day full of calls on Thursday.
- Talking with UNESCO about a range of ways they can work with Mozilla, including Firefox OS, Webmaker, Open Badges and the Web Literacy Standard. Exciting times!
- Hosting the weekly Open Badges community call. While I had a migraine. I could hardly see the screen because of the aura I get!
- Persuading Decoded to align their learning activities with the Web Literacy Standard – and be judges for part of an upcoming contest we’re planning to align with the standard.
- Planning an eAssessment Scotland session with Steve Sidaway on Open Badges.
- Sorting out my move to the Mozilla Mentor team with Erin Knight and Chris Lawrence I’ll explain what’s happening in a separate post soon.
- Sending my Mozilla-provided Nexus 7 to Jade Forester as I use my iPad Mini all the time now.
- Getting new colleagues Meg Cole-Karagoy and An-Me Chung up-to-date with the state of Open Badges in the UK/Europe.
- Talking to Telefonica about how they can use Open Badges and the Web Literacy Standard.
- Planning an updated version of the School of Webcraft with P2PU.
- Liaising with OCR and Computing At School about next week’s meeting on Open Badges for professional development. I’m looking forward to catching some of MozPub afterwards, too.
This week I’ve been:
- Presenting and running workshops on Open Badges at a CRA seminar (Monday, Birmingham).
- Meeting lots of people/organisations at the Mozilla London office to explore ways they can use badges. People like Creative Skillset, OCR, Livity and Inspir.ed.
- Booking travel for the coming weeks.
- Running a webinar on Open Badges for Learning Pool (slides here)
- Ordering more business cards. The other ones didn’t turn up and, as 20th-century as they feel, I’m often in a position where I need to give them out.
- Catching up with the audio from the Web Literacy Standard community call, hosted by Carla.
- Hosting the Open Badges community call for the first time for a while.
- Talking some more and reaching out to various people within Mozilla about Firecloud.
- Writing a post for DMLcentral about the NSA, Mozilla and privacy that I hope will go live on Monday.
- Claiming back expenses for speaking at recent events.
- Meeting with my newest colleague Meg Cole via Skype.
- Getting some training on interviews with the media from Erica Sackin.
- Participating in a great day of networking, sharing and planning for a new city-wide learning co-operative (potentially powered by badges!) hosted by the University of Salford.
This week I’ve done loads of stuff myself, but my colleagues have been even busier. This week Mozilla has, well done pretty much everything:
Launched a global activism campaign at the head of a large coalition: StopWatching.Us
Launched the 2M Better Futures badge commitment with President Clinton
Launched Make Things Do Stuff at the G8 Summit in London with the Prime Minister
Launched the Maker Party campaign
Launched the Chicago Summer of Learning badge program
Launched the 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship search
Partnered on the launch of Code Club World with Google and Code Academy
Launched the Mozilla Science Lab at the White House
Opened our new(ly refurbished) offices in Paris and San Francisco
Next week I’m presenting at the Learning and Skills Group (London, Tuesday) and moderating a session on ‘Digital Skills for Work and Learning’ at the EC Digital Agenda Assembly 2013 (Dublin, Wednesday). I’m also looking forward to working with the Mozilla comms team on next month’s beta release of the Web Literacy Standard.