A full week back working after a week off. I nearly wrote a full week back in the office, but these days I rarely am physically in the office for the whole week.
Of course, the first day back was spent dealing with the bundle of email in my inbox. Though I use this approach to deal with my email, I also plan my work and communication, so that when I do get back from leave there is generally nothing urgent or critical to deal with. However, I did have one critical thing to do which was contribute a board report. As I have a range of smart objectives, use of JIRA, and these weeknotes, it was relatively simple to put a report together.
My submission for ALT-C this autumn was accepted. This is the first time since 2017 that I have presented at the conference. I didn’t submit a session in 2018, I didn’t attend in 2019, the conference was cancelled in 2020, it was online in 2021, I did attend in 2022. At this point the only thing I will say is that the session is not about dead VLEs.
I was totally impressed with Apple’s new Vision Pro, and totally disappointed that it will be US only in the first instance!
The more I hear and read about the Vision Pro, the more I am intrigued and impressed. Will it be a game changer? Don’t know, but I do see it more as a (remote) individual technology compared to say a class set of iPads.
I’ve blogged about AR quite a bit over the years, this post was 13 years ago in 2010. What I think Apple’s Vision Pro will do (in the future when it is cheaper) is make this a more engaging AR interaction. The key, will it be *better* than a flat screen?
Agreed with this comment from Alex Lindsay on the Twitter about the WWDC keynote.
The event video was so great… I can’t go back to watching stage events. The era of the “Keynote” has less than 3 years left before it’s gone everywhere.
Discovered Freeform for the Mac and the iPad. It looks like a great planning tool, I did wonder if it would be useful for sketch notes, it could be, but it is missing many of the functions that I use in Paper by WeTransfer.
Spent time organising the final Senior Education and Student Experience Group meeting for this year, which takes place next week. Originally planned to be in Scotland, it will not be happening online.
Did some work organising and planning Intelligent Library community event for the 21st June, which is now pretty much full, which is nice.
Got some feedback from the Intelligent Campus Community Event I ran a couple of weeks back. There was 100% satisfaction with over 66% very satisfied.
Small group forum worked well, good space for interactions, right duration.
Had an excellent meeting with a University about their current work in the smart and intelligent campus space. It was really refreshing to see an institution actually delivering on the theoretical and vision concepts we imagined in this space five years ago.
I take way too many photographs like this….
My top tweet this week was this one.
Firstly, are you ok?
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 6, 2023