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T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw
Open Range: exploring the frontiers of OER
The Ontology of the Web (Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learning Standards)
Web Literacy Learning Pathways
Choose your silo (or, Why are we partying like it’s 1999?)
Software with Shoulders
Weeknote 36/2014
Twitter, algorithms, and digital dystopias
Introducing the Open Badges 101 course! [pre-alpha]
On the difference between ‘ought’ and ‘is’ (and getting from one to the other)
Peering Deep into Future of Educational Credentialing
Towards a taxonomy of Open Badges for City & Guilds
What a post-Persona landscape means for Open Badges
Information literacy: its history and problems.
How to issue open badges in 5 steps using WordPress + WPBadger
Badges: talking at cross purposes?
Google Earth Overlays for History Teaching
8 Things That Irritate Me with Edublogs
EduPress is Dead! Long Live, er... Wordpress and pPugins
20 Ideas: Geotagging Photos and Sharing Field Trips With The World
Personalising Learning
Free and Open Source Educational Mac Software
Schools Should Be Small!
My first infographic competition
The history of new literacies
A partial review of ‘The Hyperlinked Society'
The post-Becta, QCDA and GTCE future
Open Educational Resources infoKit
One week to go until we launch #purposed!
How I Use a MacBook Pro (May 2011)
The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies
Project Reclaim: or, how I learned to start worrying and love my data
Project Reclaim: backing up to local network storage
What I talk about when I talk about user outcomes - #6 - Open Educational Resources
#ukedchat #fail: TES attempt takeover cover-up whilst Pearson muscle-in on grassroots Twitter teacher CPD
Journals, academia and the ivory tower
What's the point of education?
Web literacy? (v0.1)
Education: sometimes it’s not complex (a reply to Nick Dennis)
Mozilla Web Literacies v0.7
How to make #openbadges work for you and your organisation
Calling out Pearson on Open Badges
OEP (Open Educational Pragmatism?)
Some thoughts on the evidence behind Open Badges
Open source community calls in the wake of GDPR
How to use metaphors to generate badge-based pathways
Why ontologies are best left implicit (especially for credentials)
Why It’s Time to Let Go of ‘Meritocracy’
A portal into a decentralised universe
Against mass consumption of ‘already certified’ credentials
Friends don’t let friends use Facebook
Why I’ve just ditched my cloud-based password manager
Back to the RSS(R)
Pearson, WTF? Badges, patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company
Introverts, collaboration, and creativity
Some (more) thoughts on private education
Fediverse field trip
Voodoo categorisation and dynamic ontologies in the world of OER
MoodleNet non-technical overview (June 2019)
Ensuring the sustainability of Thought Shrapnel
Do not impose one's own standard on the work of others
MoodleNet Federation Testing Programme
Planning for the MoodleNet public beta
MoodleNet and ‘free speech’
Sacha Baron Cohen's ADL speech
Truth, Lies, and Digital Fluency
(Re-)decentralize the web with MoodleNet!
Email is the original robust, decentralised technology
Domains, decentralisation, and DNS
How To: Create an Architecture of Participation for your Open Source project
The auto-suggested life is not worth living
3 advantages of consent-based decision making
Notification literacy?
Free Software and two forms of liberty
The (monetary) value of a university education during a pandemic
Getting started with Digital Badges
On the temptation to nuke everything and start over
Blogging from localhost to IPFS
Productive ambiguity and learning resource discovery
If web3 is the financialisation of the web, then ed3 is merely the (further) financialisation of education
Decentralising the description of skills with OSMT
Open Badges
The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist
Some thoughts on ‘home’ pages for individuals within communities (and social networks)
Bonfire’s latest trick shows Google+ circles came a decade early
Sticks and stones (and disinformation)
Mastodon Special Issue: On the importance of Fediverse server rules
So, er, what even is a co-op?
On the paucity of 'aising awareness'
Using AI to aid with banning books is another level of dystopia
Using Open Recognition to Map Real-World Skills and Attributes
TB872: first reflections, heuristics, and systems literacy
TB872: Systems, situations, and systemic praxis
TB872: Places to intervene in a system
TB872: Wenger-Trayner and communities of practice
TB872: Overview of different traditions in social learning systems
Exporting blog posts to JSON for easier use with LLMs such as ChatGPT
Painting over problems with AI in the third sector

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