The Infrastructure of Belonging – A Note from #cosn2022

My professional life wanders in between physical infrastructure and human infrastructure. I’ve worked on teams focused on building out information networks. Some of those teams have attended to emotional and social networks to the same level of detail and intentionality. Most have not. I’m at the CoSN Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this week, meeting almost […]

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Data Dashboards

In a district meeting I’m a participant in, we’re reading the book The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  It’s an interesting book, and the main thesis is that change isn’t about doing everything, it’s about breaking the essential stuff you want to get done into bites that people can handle, then building structures and cultures around […]

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Brushing Back Cobwebs

I was reminded tonight of .1  I’ve been stuck lately, and not in a good way.  The words haven’t been coming as I’d like for them to. Which is a bit of a fib.  I’ve also not been making the time for them these last couple of weeks.  I’ve been in need of a break, […]

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When Badges Backfire

One of several things that worries me about the DML focus on badges is that it’s entirely possible that a badge will backfire.  Badly. If a badge’s purpose is to motivate folks who are doing interesting work on the fringe of school or teaching and learning, well, that’s very tricky business for a couple of […]

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Digging Out My Sash

I took a quick peek at the Mozilla Open Badges project a little while back, and liked what I saw. It’s cialis professional an attempt to create an open infrastructure for badges around the Web. I like the technical pieces that allow anyone to offer any badge to anyone else in a consistent way. It […]

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