This week I’ve been:
Preparing for the session I’m running with Kate Stokes (Nesta) at SXSWedu.
Calculating my expenses.
Explaining to quite a few people that Mozilla doesn’t usually ‘partner’ with other organisations on bids (but that I’m happy to be listed as an advisor).
Playing lots of games as part of the nomination committee for Mozilla’s Game On competition.
Writing a book chapter overview for Dave White about the philosophical implications of simultaneously inhabiting physical and virtual worlds.
Adding descriptions to the articles, blog posts and books in the Web Literacy standard ‘library’.
Collaborating with my colleagues Carla Casilli and Erin Knight on a vision document for the Web Literacy standard work.
Discovering Firefox tab groups, courtesy of Laura Hilliger.
Meeting with builders to discuss my shoffice.
Responding to conference organisers asking for titles for presentation, preferences for food, accommodation, etc.
Updating my Lanyrd profile and adding conferences I’m attending over the next few months.
Sorting out my corporation tax for the now-defunct Synechism Ltd.
Leading a webinar on Open Badges for the Centre for Recording Achievement. Slides here.
Hosting the inaugural Mozilla Web Literacy standard community call.
Speaking to people thinking of using Open Badges for various projects.
Next week I’ll be in Austin, Texas for
SXSW 2013. I’m flying out on Sunday and arrive back on Friday. So next week’s update is likely to be a bit shorter…
This week I’ve been:
Taking PTO (Paid Time Off or ‘holiday’ as we call it over here). I took Monday off work as it was the first day of the half-term holidays. We went to Belsay.
Writing the first draft of a vision document for Mozilla’s Web Literacy standard work.
Leading an #etmooc session. I blogged about T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw (#etmooc) and linked to the recording.
Responding to comments on my DMLcentral blog post Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy
Advising how to make your blog posts last forever in the wake of Posterous announcing it’s closing down.
Planning more activity around the Web Literacy standard work I’m leading for Mozilla
Celebrating being granted planning permission for the ‘shoffice’ we’re going to build at the bottom of the garden.
Travelling to London for a couple of days’ work (Thursday/Friday).
Speaking at the University of West London about Open Badges. The lecture theatre was packed (standing-room only!) with over 90% students. Slides here.
Contributing to the repeated Web Literacy standard kick-off online gathering. You can access the recording via the Mozilla wiki page.
Posting to the Mozilla Webmaker Google Group.
Planning a presentation and creating a video for the SXSWedu session that Kate Stokes (Nesta) and I are running.
Booking flights for the next Mozilla All Hands in Toronto (week beginning 20th May)
Next week it’s nose to the grindstone. I’m at home all week spending a couple of days helping judge the
Mozilla Game On competition and planning the start of the Web Literacy standard weekly calls. However, as I’m at SXSWedu (Austin, Texas) and then the DML Conference (Chicago) with only a few days inbetween, I need to get planning! Not only do I need to have the whole ‘arc’ in place for the Web Literacy standard work before DML, I also need to start getting ready for my OER13 keynote and the Nesta One Day Digital (Edinburgh) session that are coming up before the end of March. 🙂
I said I’d keep you all apprised of progress on my shed/office/shoffice project. Happily, this week Northumberland County Council gave the go-ahead:
Mark Starford, is now liaising with a structural engineer to ensure the plans (which I’ve posted here) are suitable for the amount of snow we get up here, etc.
Exciting times! 🙂