Mimanifesto – Jaye’s weblog

Silent but not forgotten

Posted on: December 8, 2012

I’d like to write a blog post but I have to be careful what I say. One of the downsides of being on a government working group is that you have to agree to not discuss certain things in public. I’d reluctantly acceded to this in order to get the job done in as collegiate a way as possible.

I have to admit I find this difficult; I’m used to saying and writing just what I think without having to worry too much about employer, organisation, or any other consideration. So…I can’t write or say too much about my thoughts on Microsoft 365, Glow, Government politics and education policy and Education Scotland machinations. Whilst some people within the upper echelons might regard the ICTEx group’s work as an irrelevance, we are actually making some real progress.

Of course, there are tensions. These exist naturally in any such collection of disparate folks brought together to do a job. In our case, it’s probably that which I’ve outlined above. The need to not be as open and transparent as is usually the case. Communication, or rather, communication styles too. Those of us who regard social media as the normal way of connecting, rather than perhaps email, memo, or top down drip feeding of information are not used to having to proceed through a secretariat, or ‘proper’ channels, preferring a messy seemingly disorganised collection of different tools and platforms.

But I do miss my blog posts. I’m certainly storing a few up…that’s or sure!

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