Death by Zoom: are we mistakenly trying to recreate the classroom instead of making something web-native?
A few weeks ago I was invited to talk at an online mini-fest about a ‘big idea’ for the future of online learning. I decided to talk about what I called ergodic education — how concepts from interactivity can be used to inform teaching as learners move online. In this post I talk about some of those concepts and how they can be adopted to a lockdown-era classroom. Continue reading →
Earlier this year I spoke at the BBC’s Data Fusion Day (you can find a liveblog of the event on Help Me Investigate) about data journalism workflows. The presentation slides are embedded below (the title is firmly tongue-in-cheek), but I thought I’d explain a bit more in a series of posts – beginning here.
Data journalism workflow 1: Set up data newswires
Most newsrooms take a newswire of some sort – national and international news from organisations like the Press Association, Reuters, and Associated Press.
Data journalism is no exception. If you want to find stories in data, it helps to know what data is coming out, when it comes out.