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Introducing Doug Belshaw, blogging at Mobility Shifts [guest post]

Introducing Doug Belshaw, blogging at Mobility Shifts [guest post]

I’m writing this whilst waiting for my connecting flight in the fabulous Amsterdam Schipol airport. I’ve just arrived from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and am headed for New York where I’ll be attending the week-long Mobility Shifts conference. My presence there is a combination of determination, good fortune, and Scott McLeod’s generosity. Scott saw my request on Twitter...

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#MobilityShifts – Day 1: Wikipedia and formal education [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 1: Wikipedia and formal education [guest post]

I’m writing this from my hotel room on 30th Street, Manhattan. Looking out of the window I’m confronted with huge buildings and more windows than I can count (if you’ve seen the film ‘Rear Window’ you’ll kind of understand what I’m getting at). If this blog post was a Wikipedia article, that first paragraph would...

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#MobilityShifts – Day 3: Hacking, Playfulness, and Free Universities [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 3: Hacking, Playfulness, and Free Universities [guest post]

I attended three sessions today, with roughly half of this written in an empty room full of chairs before the third session and the remainder written by lamplight in my hotel room. Some sessions run until 10pm at this conference – there would be uproar about such scheduling in England! 😉 The sessions I attended...