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Dynamic Skillset newsletter (March 2016)

Hello! This month I've emerged from 'winter mode' and started ramping up my work again. With the suns

Doug Belshaw

March 31 · Issue #2 · View online
Open Educational Thinkerer. Consultant helping people & orgs become more productive in their use of technology. Co-founded @WeAreOpenCoop. #digilit #openbadges

Hello! This month I’ve emerged from ‘winter mode’ and started ramping up my work again. With the sunshine comes an (even) more productive Doug!
I spoke at a couple of events this month, keynoting the Open Badges in Higher Education conference and presenting at the AoC Learning Technology conference on behalf of City & Guilds. Last week the edited video of the talk I gave to Cambridge English in February also went live.
The start of April marks one year since I left my role at the Mozilla Foundation to set up Dynamic Skillset. I’ve had a great time so far, and I’ll have some more (big!) news to announce by this time next month. :)

The best of what I wrote in March
Taking back control of the web: an easy way to host and run secure open source apps | Doug Belshaw's blog
Some thoughts on the evidence behind Open Badges | Doug Belshaw's blog
Why I support Universal Basic Income (UBI)
The best of what I read in March
Stop Innovating in Schools. Please.
50 Ways to Cultivate a Creative Habit - Learning Bird
Own Your Achievements: Three Ways Blockchain Tech is Disrupting Education
What Happened When 13 Workers Quit Email For A Week
Is Technology Really Helping Us Get More Done?
Why You Need a “Deloading” Phase in Life
Availability for April
I’m working slightly less in the first week of April so I can spend more time with my children during the school Easter holidays. I’ll then be working with the Digital Leaders network, continuing my two days per week with City & Guilds, contributing to the Tech Infrastructure for the Future Social Sector Hack, doing some critical friend / consigliere work with a couple of clients, and kicking off some new work with Cambridge English.
As working four days per week is suiting me well, I’ve decided to make this a policy going forward. I’ll be using that day to myself to get up a mountain at least once in April which will count towards the days necessary to start my Mountain Leader award.
Do get in touch if you think I can help you and/or your organisation. Initial 30-minute chats are free, and I have reduced day rates for charities, non-profits, and educational organisations!
Get in touch!
You’ll get the fastest response from me via Twitter (@dajbelshaw) but I always respond to emails within 24 hours:

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