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David Jennings
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Consultant and writer on online learning and discovery.
Consultant and writer on online learning and discovery.

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Waitrose, Ramsgate
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22/07/2015
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Hi all, I'm manager of a UK-based Mathematics MOOC targeted at adults who want to develop their numeracy beyond basic arithmetic. The project is called Citizen Maths (https://citizenmaths.com). It's funded by a charity until next year, but thereafter we need to make a plan for sustaining its maintenance and development. All the course content we're originating is CC-BY, and the course is free at the point of use.
 
I've tried to elaborate this in our business model canvas - linked here - and would very much welcome comments of any kind (including stuff like "Please can you explain some more about the background of x issue so that I can comment more constructively!")

Thanks in advance! David

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Happy to be renewing. Being part of Wikimedia UK is a very low-cost way of broadening participation in the digital commons.

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End-of-the-pier building, Southend-on-Sea
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Spotify is slicker than Last.fm, but it's still not as useful or intelligent as Last.fm was in 2008

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Thanks as always, James!

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Thanks to Stephen for posting this recording Alasdair Roberts - Farewell Sorrow (live) - 15/11/13 - Belfast which I've added to my playlist of Alasdair Roberts' live recordings http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL49389194D5E60963

Just finished the Week 1 activities (aside from the panel discussion). That feels like quite a gentle lead in, even (dare I say?) a little dozy during the longer talking heads videos. Looking forward to it hotting up a bit.

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The relationship between my life and web use is kind of complicated. I have three different browsers open throughout the day.
1. Chrome - I use Google Drive/Docs for almost all my project work, along with Google Plus, Google Hangouts, gmail etc. It seems to make sense to use Google's browser for this.
2. Firefox - I use something called TiddlyWiki "a personal web notebook" for keeping all my notes. It's an HTML and Javascript file that sits… it's best I don't tell you exactly where it sits, because it's personal, but it's not on the web; it's just that it needs a web browser to read and write it, and Firefox works best for that. I also have Facebook open on Firefox. I distrust Facebook tracking my web activity, so I only ever open it with the browser that I use least - for TiddlyWiki, for playing BBC iPlayer radio, and following games of cricket (because I don't care how much Facebook knows about my radio and cricket preferences).
3. Safari - I use this for everything else, as shown in the graphic here. Google features strongly for search, but aside from that there's quite a big long tail.
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