My Day hour by hour

I’m not going to do this very often, but this morning I found myself putting lots of things in the diary for the day – and then I just kept going filling it in with stuff I’d been doing.  I thought I’d share it …

  • 9-10 unusually I only got in at 9.  9-10 proof read my two CSCW papers and returned one with a small correction (the other is fine as is)
  • 10-11 I’m enrolled on the Google Advanced Power Searching mooc – I did most of the challenges last night, but needed to submit an assignment.  I did this on creating an itinerary for Houston (which coincidentally *cough* I’ll be spending 2 days in before CSCW)
  • 11-11.45 I’ve been editing the Learning Analytics Wikipedia page recently and am hoping to organise an edit-a-thon to organise this further. I had a quick chat with Stevie Benton at WikiMedia UK about this idea (conflict of interest, neutral point of view, etc.) and briefly the work they’re doing in education too – all of which is very exciting 🙂  [in writing this I’ve also just spent a bit of time removing external links to articles which ought to be cited in text – 5.10-5.20 let’s say! and explaining why I’ve taken them off the main page and put them on the talk page.
  • 11:45-12:30 – submitted Google assignment and graded it
  • 12:30-13:30 – I’m going to Leuven in April for the LAK13 conference; I needed to confirm travel, book hotels, etc.
  • 13:30-14:00 – lunch & read the Guardian
  • 14:00-15:00 – Neo-Demographics: Analysing human behaviour from big data, a seminar from James Goulding of Nottingham University’s Digital Horizons group
  • 15:00-15:30 – Returned to KMi (reading twitter on the way), very quickly told my supervisor about the seminar and Wikimedia conversation
  • 15:30-16:00 – Contacted James Goulding re: potential for data analysis methods on library data gathered via EZProxy, had followup from IT re my phone (which I’ve been unable to answer since…always) – now fixed, read my google reader blogs
  • 16:00-16:15 – read more about running an edit-a-thon and updated my draft blog post on the topic
  • 16:15-17:00 – Confirm travel booking, read draft so far for virtue epistemology conference – need to decide if I’m going to actually submit something or not.  Emailed Gregory Morris (old family friend) re: virtue epistemology (which he may not be interested in but was the last time I saw him). Sent a colleague a link on epistemic beliefs research (which she requested via Lync)
  • 17:00-17:30 – Did a bit more wiki editing (see above), and wrote this blog, had an exchange with a colleague about moocs…did a bit more on the virtue epistemology stuff

I also checked twitter a lot, listened to music, checked facebook a bit (not very much), had a couple of very brief chats, and moved all of my Cambridge emails into a subfolder (or label) on my Gmail account as apparently that email will shortly be deactivated.

Feels quite busy…moderately productive (I now actually have a substantial draft for the conference above if I can be bothered to fill out the gaps in time for submission). But wow, where does it go?!

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