Lovely weather this week, I spent the week working inside.
Monday I went into our office in Bristol. It was somewhat quiet, and I actually spent most of the day in one of our meeting rooms by myself attending online meetings. However the reason for going in was a change in routine and it was nice to be back in Bristol.
I did go for coffee, which was nice.
Attended an online workshop about learning spaces. There was some discussion about dual mode or hybrid teaching and some of the technical challenges in creating an equivalent experience. I am still surprised by how important a small number of activities (such as examinations) which happen infrequently and for a short amount of time have so much impact on the design of some spaces. However what I learnt from the workshop will feed into an estate vision piece I am working on.
On Tuesday the internet broke… but it did get fixed in the end.
Spent some of the week planning for the Digital Leadership online programme I will be co-presenting with Lawrie over the next six weeks.
Continued to work on our projects, so much planning, reading and writing.
On Thursday I was presenting at EUNIS 21, which would have been nice if it was on the planned Greek island, reality was, that I was at home presenting over wifi. I was also part of a panel discussing the current landscape. I always find it fascinating presenting to an international audience, ensuring I come across clear and coherent. Also worked out in 2006 in Finland, that humour doesn’t always work for an international audience. Though the conference time was one hour ahead, it was quite a late presentation.
My top tweet this week was this one.
Okay, who broken the internet? Was it you at the back? Yes you?
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 8, 2021