Well hello there.
Hi! This is my first post on Svbtle and I couldn't be more excited to be here. I've read the magazine for a while now, and just love the fresh perspectives I get from people like Nathan Kontny, Buster Benson and others.
There's a period of time when starting a new blog in which it's imperative to publish your first post. It's a short window of opportunity in which it's pretty much OK to write anything so long as it's out there. The longer that goes by, the harder it is to write that first post. So here's mine, introducing me and what I'm up to for Mozilla.
My name's Doug Belshaw and I'm Badges & Skills Lead for the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. I work on Open Badges (a new way to credential learning) and on creating an open learning standard for Web Literacy. My background's actually in formal education; I used to be a teacher and senior leader, and then after that I worked in Higher Education for a time.
I've got several blogs, including my main one Open Educational Thinkering and one called Thought Shrapnel. If you imagine three circles (education, technology, productivity) comprising a Venn diagram, then I'm planning to post those thoughts that in some way sit inside, or overlap with, 'technology'.
So hello, it's great to be here and I look forward to you following along. :-)