Work Notes #

This section of the site is for quick notes, usually to quickly capture the details of something I have found useful at work.

The original motivation was to experiment with what the Government Digital Service call Make things Open: it makes things better.

The main benefit to me of splitting this from the main blog area is that it helps kill writer’s block :-)

The Agility Gap

Some quick notes on “The Strategic Agility Gap” by David Woods1 Summary The growth of new technologies and new levels of has led to new organisational capabilities. With these new capabilities has come greater levels of complexity and inter-dependence, which in turn lead to unpredicted and unpredictable areas of brittleness / lack of resilience. Combine these factors with an increasingly complex world and there can be unpredicted failures and outages. Examples include the impact of ransomware such as Wannacry.

Antora Local Authoring

Writing content for your Antora site In the note about publishing I described how the final published site gets built. However in reality you will want to preview your work locally before you push to the published site. Antora supports an author mode of working where it builds a site based on local clone(s) of the content project(s) (as opposed to fetching a specified branch or tag from the published repository/repositories at build time.

Antora Publishing

Approaches for publishing Antora projects to websites on Netlify and Azure

Antora Basics

Setting up a basic Antora process

Documents as Code

Managing documentation using code tools

A simple classification of e-learning methods

In order to structure a broad overview of e-learning tools for colleagues I set out a simple two-dimensional grid of cardinality against time: cardinality - how many learners are working together, simplified to 1 v many time - synchronous learning (in real time) v asynchronous learning (each learner chooses when to undertake an activity) e-learning activities in time and group-space

Five Evidence Informed Uses of Edtech

Notes on presentation by Mark Anderson

Flipgrid for Learning

FlipGrid is a tool to allow short video interactions from a group of students or delegates

Wakelet and MS Teams

Overview of using Wakelet curation tool inside MS Teams

Notes on 'How to Build Your Personal Learning Plan'

A group of Southern Hemisphere Microsoft experts are running a month of live broadcasts under the hashtag M365May, more info Helen Blunden ran a session on How to Build Your Personal Learning Plan Notes Here are my rough notes and links to resources that Helen mentions: modelling based on most interesting project you have learned from - apply those ways of learning to your work think about filtering content you find using hashtags - in other words the early beginnings of establishing your own trusted sources the things we learned at school and university are often not used at all, and when they are the knowledge becomes obsolete more and more quickly - see Buckminster Fuller Knowledge Doubling (as augmented by IBM), see Half Life of Facts learning through connections and networks - see Microsoft “Where Work Gets Done), see Harold Jarche PKM Create personal learning plan (Helen’s approach, this bit mostly in her words) what’s the problem what do you need to achieve?