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Dynamic Skillset newsletter (February 2016)


Doug Belshaw

February 29 · Issue #1 · View online

Open Educational Thinkerer. Consultant helping people & orgs become more productive in their use of technology. Co-founded @WeAreOpenCoop. #digilit #openbadges

Hello! If you’re wondering what this is, it’s my newly-redesigned monthly Dynamic Skillset newsletter. Some of you have signed up to receive this directly, but some of you didn’t. I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that if you subscribe to my ‘Thought Shrapnel’ newsletter that you’d enjoy this, too. 
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The best of what I wrote in February
Calling out Pearson on Open Badges
The Possibilities of Badges and Blockchain
Why do we hire based on ‘experience’? HR, Automattic, and Open Badges
The best of what I read in February
Apple Versus the FBI, Understanding iPhone Encryption, The Risks for Apple and Encryption
As Good As It Gets?
Amazon's Plans For OER
Mental Models: How Intelligent People Solve Unsolvable Problems
We're Not as Open-Minded As We Think We Are
Neurodiversity and Innovation: The Benefits of Hiring Employees Who Break the Mold
Availability for March
I’m continuing to work two days for City & Guilds in London during March. I’ve got some more work to do for London CLC, and upcoming work for Cambridge English, I’ll be keynoting the Open Badges in Higher Education event in Southampton, speaking at an AOC Learning Technology Conference in Birmingham, and working with the BadgeChain group on possibilities around Open Badges + blockchain technologies. 
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!
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