Atlassian have some amusing videos on how not to run agile projects. Enjoy!
Here’s one you can all help me with. When putting together learning materials – particularly aimed at a public sector audience – what’s the best format to use?
More specifically – is there any use in using video? Problems with video in the office include:
- lack of sound cards / speakers / headphones to hear them
- lack of access to video hosting sites
- lack of bandwidth to download them
- …and so on
For a couple of projects I’m looking at putting together learning resources for people about digital “stuff”, and I am leaning towards just writing lots of blog style bits of text with screenshots, rather than going down the screencast or video route.
It makes it chunkable so people can learn in bits if they choose, and of course text and images are a pretty universal, low bandwidth means of content delivery – they will work fine on whatever screen size, and won’t take ages to download.
Plus, by adding a social element, enabling people to talk about the content and discuss it in the context of their own work and projects, that will help embed the learning a little more.
What do people thing?
I find this stuff so you don’t have to:
- Will the Bill and Mary show have a happy ending? [good stuff on high streets]
- The web giants pumping us for information – by @jjn1
- Filling an empty shop with photos and technology | Creative Communities
- Banish the trolls but web debate needs anonymity – @jjn1
- The fruit of the Vine? | internet.artizans
- FutureGov Hack Week: The Results #fghack | FutureGov
- Don’t Predict. Prototype! – 100%Open
- Tragedy of the Commons emerging at Hack The Barbican #htb2013 by @lloyddavis
- Could the rise of micro-business offer a route to a better capitalism? : (I’d say yes)
- How writing a blog can make you a better manager. — euansemple.com
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Not much I can add to these. Well worth a watch. If you can’t see them, in the titles I have linked to the original YouTube pages.