Weeknote summary for 17th January 2020
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Weeknote summary for 3rd January 2020
In which I get cross about something I just read. Why do some people talk about safety and security as commodities that can be supplied by technology?
I once explained to someone that I was an “advocate
for technology in education”, back in the day.
I can’t put my finger on when that changed but I don’t think it’s the case any longer. It hasn’t been for a while. So what am I an advocate for?
One early upshot of my temporary Twitter hiatus was to realise how much I was missing picking up on other people’s blog posts. Twitter had become my single notification channel for new posts from people I know as well as discovering new ones. Having said that I’ve been aware that I have been reading blogs less […]
At a meeting a few weeks ago a colleague and I were talking about active and passive voice in grammar. When I’ve done training on web writing in the past I’ve always encouraged people to use the active voice where possible as it’s more direct, the meaning requires less “decoding” with it’s “x did y to […]
My taxi ride on the way to catch the Glasgow train yesterday turned a little surreal. After a brief chat about the ins and outs of booking taxis using apps, the taxi driver, a chatty but slightly intense man in his fifties, announced he was a member of the Anti Technology League. He didn’t own […]
What I’ve been up to Catching up with my colleagues in Jisc R&D in Bristol. Got sight of their vision for HE in 2020-2030 – now you can too! 6 monthly review. All seems to be going well. Good to catch up with Steve B. Met up with some other Subject Specialist colleagues, Marc Dobson, […]
The sun is setting on my first full week in my new job as a Subject Matter Expert for Jisc. This is the first time in 10 years I’ve been home based. It didn’t enjoy the experience last time around so with that at the back of my mind and the fact that I’m starting a new […]