Paul Sutton

Skills

Essay and report writing skills

I have just completed a course on Essay and report writing skills [3] with OpenLearn [2], which is part of the Open University [1]. In fact, this course mirrors a student tool kit book I have here, also from the OU. It is nice to have a printed and bound version.

Very useful course, lots of useful ideas, pointers to writing good essays and reports. Topics included structure, referencing, quotations,drafting, polishing and letting go. So probably just as applicable in the workplace as it is in the Academic world

I am looking forward to further study.

Course Certificate

The UK government want all adults to spend time learning. To this end have created the skills toolkit [4] to help adults find learning and development courses.

This is a great idea, provided that employers:-

  • Support employees in learning
  • Value any learning an employee undertakes
  • Value the commitment and work put in in order to learn new skills
  • Recognise employee achievements on their CV
  • See potential in their employee(s)

REFERENCES

1 Open University 2 OpenLearn 3 Course Website 4 Skills toolkit

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#Essay,#Report,#Writing,#Skills, #OpenUniversity,#OU,#OpenLearn,#Course,#E-learning,#Study, #YearOfTheFediverse,

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Website on pi

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I spent some time on last night, setting up a mini web server on m Raspberry pi.

So running a http server on a Raspberry Pi.

For this project I am just using the python3-test-server package,

  1. Install python3-test-server
  2. Create a directory to hold some html files
  3. Change to this directory
  4. Create a very basic html file e.g index.html
  5. run python3 -m http.server:7800 where 7800 is the port you want to use

web server on pi

In the browser go to ip:7800

Website on pi

What I have done here, however is

  • Run the server on the pi,
  • Connected via ssh to create the site files and run the server
  • Edited the basic website on the pi via ssh, by running a text editor
  • To copy other files directly from my main PC to the Pi i used

    • scp file.jpg pi@ip:path e.g
      • scp file.jpg pi@ip:/home/pi/html/

I have, gone a little further than this:

In order to share my free software video dvd (and other resources) with people I:-

  • Uploaded files to the server
  • Created a web link to the iso file
  • Edited my router firewall so it would allow a connection to the pi

I then shared the appropriate IP address with a friend via irc so he could download the ISO file, and it worked really well.

REFERENCES

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#httpServer,#website,#html,#css, #Python,#Firewall,#Networking,ProblemSolving,#Skills,#IT

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Open Street Map Contributions

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Further to my post yesterday. I have been contributing to the Open Street Map project [1] with a few updates for the Torbay area, these are detailed on my OSM profile [2].

These are mostly :

  • Adding website data for local schools
  • Updating other data such as the School name if this has changed or different from the map listing
  • Adding website data for other attractions

REFERENCES

  1. Open Street Map
  2. OSM Contributions
  3. Adding links to OSM locations to https://mastodon.org.uk/@TorbayUK

Contact

You can get in touch via the details on my

TAGS

#YearOfTheFediverse,#OpenData,#OpenStreetMap,#Contribution,#Skills,#Demonstration,#LookingForWork,

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Remote education

With the current Covd19 crisis in the UK, getting worse (again), Areas entering tier 4, (highest lockdown), Schools are closing and in some cases using remote education.

This brings up the prospect of them using non free tools, that when it comes to privacy may not be as private as first thought.

MScookie

There is a really good article here on the GNU website, that explains the problem.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation have an event coming up on privacy on campus

It would be great if there could now be a big push to promote free and open source tools, to help level up education, and actually safeguard children, young people and adults from data harvesting etc.

So what, free, open source and privacy / rights respecting remote tools can we use for teaching?

I am now involved in an effort to take the digital skills framework (UK) and look at how we can achieve this using free and open source software. This project can be found on Codeberg

#education,#privacy,#safeguarding,#data,#children, #youngpeople,#adults,#skills,#freesoftware,#dataprotection,#safeguarding,#freedom.

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LibreOffice Learning Resources

As digital skills are an essential part of everyday life. I have created, a new blog, to host information to help people out tasks using LibreOffice.

So far this is blog has covered just the Writer component. This may be extended later, as I have some videos for the Calc Spreadsheet.

The new blog can be found here.

#Digital,#Skills,#LibreOffice,#Writer,#Basic,#Tutorial, #Text,Video,#MixedMedia,#Learning,#Development

Adding tables to Overleaf LaTeX document.

I am sharing this, in the hope that it helps to demonstrate my IT skills.

This shows:

  • Creation of a table using tables generator
  • Copying into a LaTeX document in Overleaf
  • Making a few modifications
  • Adding \listoftables to so that it is listed near the end of the document

#skills,#computing,#science,#LaTeX,#Overleaf,#tables

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Basic IT course update 8

So further to my previous update on the Level 1 Digital skills course. The certificate for this has arrived.

This has now been scanned in and uploaded to my new LinkedIn profile

#education,#courses,#digital,#skills,#level1

Free Code Camp progress 8/6/2020

Responsive Web Design Principles component of Responsive Web Design course with Free Code Camp is now complete.

accessibility

Now moving on to CSS-Flexbox.

#freecodecamp,#applied,#accessibility,#learning,#skills, #responsive,#web,#design,#codeclub

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Free Code Camp progress 6/6/2020

Applied Accessibility component of Responsive Web Design with Free Code Camp is now complete.

accessibility

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Free Code Camp progress 4/6/2020

I have spent the last few days, working though Applied Accessibility, which is the forth component of Responsive Web Design.

accessibility

I needed to ask for some help on the date/time activity. I therefore wrote this post while waiting. In true fashion, within about an hour I had an answer from the FreeCodeCamp forum. Turns out I had an errant space and period in my code.

I am roughly 50% of the way through so making good progress.

#freecodecamp,#applied,#accessibility,#learning,#skills, #responsive,#web,#design,#codeclub

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