This week I’ve been:
- Taking Monday off. I’ve found taking a few long weekends over the summer (giving me 3-day working weeks) has meant I’ve kept on top of stuff. It also means I keep more PTO/holiday days for later in the year when I really need them.
- Meeting with UNESCO again, this time to talk specifically about the Web Literacy Standard.
- Registering for the Scottish Learning Festival. I believe this will be my fifth year in a row (in four different jobs!)
- Putting together my slides for the eAssessment Scotland conference.
- Attending my first new calls/meetings since moving teams within Mozilla.
- Meeting with various people interested in getting involved with Open Badges and/or the Web Literacy Standard.
- Contributing to the Open Badges Community and Badge System Design community calls.
- Clarifying (in my mind) the difference between Open Badges as credentials, rather than ‘qualifications’.
- Meeting with Chris Lawrence to thrash out the first 100 days in my new role.
- Travelling up to Dundee to present at eAssessment Scotland as part of MyKnowledgeMap‘s Open Badges session. My slides and an interview with Karen Strickland and me can be found in my write-up of the conference.
Next week I’ll be observing the Summer Bank Holiday – except for 4-5pm when I’ll be hosting the Web Literacy Standard community call. Other than that, it’s a pretty quiet week just getting ready for normality when everyone goes back to school in September!
This week I’ve been:
- Talking with Robert and Liz from Manchester Creative Studio School about using Open Badges for their nascent curriculum.
- Ordering Maker Party swag for Maker Party Newcastle.
- Hosting the (now bi-weekly) Web Literacy Standard community call. You can catch up with that here.
- Adding translation branches to the Web Literacy Standard on Github at the request of several community members.
- Presenting to the weekly Mozilla All-Hands about the Web Literacy Standard on Air Mozilla. I also took up a good chunk of the weekly Webmaker call.
- Tweeting as @WebLitStd in addition to @dajbelshaw.
- Replying to those awesome people who have given feedback on the standard via this form.
- Contacting Mozilla Legal to start the ball rolling for a potential contest to align with the Web Literacy Standard (in the style of the Mozilla Game On competition or MDN Dev Derby).
- Checking out a co-working space in Newcastle courtesy of the good people at Ignite100.
- Planning (with Michelle Thorne) for the v1.0 launch of the Web Literacy Standard at the Mozilla Festival. I wrote an overview blog post about what’s happening next here.
- Advising the Open Badges team on my process for recording community calls and post them for others to catch-up.
- Taking Friday off as holiday to travel down with my family to London(ish) for a 50th birthday party. That’ll be great, but what I’m really looking forward to is going to Legoland afterwards!
Next week I’ll be taking Monday off then I’ll be planning Web Literacy Standard-related stuff and talking to UNESCO and P2PU about various things. If you know of an organization that might be interested in aligning with the standard and being a judge for the contest I mentioned, get in touch!