Was keen to read this, as it’s a fascinating subject. It’s a useful lense to apply to how people behave. Great on the different types of status games, and how they happen in different proportions in a variety of situations.
Listening to 1001 Albums
A year of reading
Single day conference event run by WHELF
A fast-moving panel session that could by necessity only scratch the surface, but some good thoughts and insights.
Big changes, new starts and endings
I haven’t done sketchnotes for a while, not having any real world events to go to, and online can be tricky. The focus of being in an audience and having less distraction really helps me, so I was very glad to be able to attend a great session where I learnt loads. I have bookmarked so many of Joanne’s links and posts, all with the intention of making the time to read/watch them, but this time I pencilled in some time to watch her live. It was a good decision - aside from the super clear slides and delivery Joanne answered lots of useful questions - one thing actually made easier by online.
I’ve been working in SharePoint lists a lot over the last year and have finally gotten round to writing up something I’ve found useful. I’ve written it up in the spirit of sharing that the web is so great for.
I read a load of Rugby Biographies on a whim.
Sketchnotes from an excellent session with Simon Lancaster, who came all the way to USWfrom UEA - the home of the wonderful Denys Lasdun Building.
I’ve previously written about my method of logging tasks, and notwithstanding the limitations of just focusing on tasks, I’ve found it enlightening to reflect back on what the data is telling me about what I’ve been spending my time on in 2019. I’m sure reflection is good for you, but like dieting and focus, I struggle to do it. I’ve enjoyed others’ weeknotes, but have dropped out of the habit - perhaps a more chart based approach might give me a good base to build some narrative on. So here goes.
Sketches of first talk
The closing session of the conference.
No, You Don’t Need a Website!
How to train your content- so it doesn’t slow you down…
What we Learnt from Rebuilding the University of Derby Website in 10 Months
Grassroots & Guerrillas: The Beginnings of a UX Revolution
The opening session of the conference.
I attended day two of JISC’s DigiFest having heard lots of good things about the range of sessions on offer, covering lots of the pressing issues around Teaching and Learning tech. @JoysyJohn from Nesta gave a keynote that raised the issue of skills gaps across lots of economies, even accounting for the massive predicted changes in economies across the world. All very optimistic for learning organisations if they (we) can grasp how to deliver these things, and figure out how to get the ‘non AI’ skills we need. Joysy’s slides were all very interesting and I think the video could easily have been longer and delivered at a more leisurely pace and been great. The slides are available on the DigiFest programme and well worth a look.
ITIL Service design training - Lot of notes for 3 days worth of ITIL training.