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Sparks of Openness

sparks of openness

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Working in the open – it often feels counter-intuitive. What if someone criticises my half-baked idea? What if they make it stronger? What if someone dislikes the thing I’ve created? What if they really like it? What if they pinch the idea? What if they’re able to use the idea, or add theirs to it? 

Inspiration comes from others. Be an other.

From a conversation about Digital Literacies with We Are Open colleagues Grainne Hamilton and Doug Belshaw.

Moodlenet user testing

Moodlenet testing - Miles

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I’ve been participating in a Moodlenet design sprint (based on this process) all week facilitated by the wonderful people at Outlandish. It was lovely to be on the facilitated side for once, allowing me to focus on the visualisation of concepts. By day 3 we had collaboratively turned our words into wireframes and hacked together a proof of concept. For day 4, Doug Belshaw had invited individuals to conduct a user test. Here’s a visualisation of the test journey by his Hello-World-ness, Miles Berry.

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ZeroNet – the rabbit hole…

ZeroNet - Decentralised hosting

Doug Belshaw has been experimenting recently with ZeroNet, a way of hosting a website, distributed amongst peers (using BitTorrent and BitCoin technologies). Essentially, such a website would become decentralised, with no single point of hosting, should someone want to target it in order to shut it down, or deny others access by overloading the server. Resilient hosting…

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Computing Badges

Earning a coding badge

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Desired Experience: Swift Or Objective C, JavaScript, Cordova, Angular…

I’ve always thought that one of the most obvious areas ripe for micro-credentials is Computing skills. It’s a pretty fresh sector, so school credentials are miles behind. However, the speed at which it’s changing also lends itself to recognising small chunks of competency. Most skills in this sector are experientially learned, as opposed to formally taught, but solid experience holds the real value – and forms the headline of most job applications. Angular? Oh yes I’m awesome at angular… Being able to authenticate those skills is, however, quite another matter.

This thinkery was created for an article by Doug Belshaw for Hello World, Issue 3

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POSSEE

POSSEE & DoOO

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POSSEE by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND

Doug Belshaw was the first to enlighten me on this self publishing principle, and encourage me to set up my own site, and publish out from there. Every drawing should have it’s own canonical link he’d say. Unambiguous words, and I’m glad I listened. This rang true again when working with Jim Groom and Reclaim Hosting on the articulation of a Domain of One’s Own, in a learning context. But the immediate feedback of social media can make one (me) a touch lazy. Reading Kin Lane’s post on the Personal API, I’m reminded of just how important this principle is to those who would publish…

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Who draws the line?

Who draws the line?

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Some days, it’s just not happening. So I remind myself of the process. 1. Go to trello. 2. Organise the things 3. Start at the top – half an hour later I’ve fallen down a twitter shaped rabbit hole…

There’s a bunch of skills needed for future digital workers (and me). How will we ever get stuff done?

Drawn for this blog post on the future of work skills.

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Future kinds of work

Future Types of Work

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How I work has changed massively over the past ten years. Okay, so now I draw pictures, whereas I used to write programs – or lead others to write programs. Probably the biggest change I’ve had is being exposed to Mozilla’s way of working. They corale creative communities using some very clever practices and technologies. And right at the centre of this deeper magic community alignment

This thinkery was created for this DML blog post.

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