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Retrospective or perspective?!

Per-Retro-spective

I would certainly join one of the online communities in the future.

During the project process and trying to handle the problems and the difficulties that came from the aims we’ve faced, we been forced to join one or other online platform and test it by ourselves.  Our team focuses on the online working platforms… and even thou we might not been involved into every single group researching online platforms for different purposes(funding , marketing etc), I hope that after all groups’ presentations we will gain certain knowledge and our point of  view about how to use online platforms and communities wisely will be widened and we will clearly know what steps to take , to whom ask for a help confronting and solving our possible future design challenges. Joining and participating in all the online communities might be too much , but depending on your aims joining a certain community (for example your design project is been stuck because you cant find potential investors or enough fund , so you search for a fund raising online community) might lead into successfully finished project.

So joining and participating in these kind of communities (or at least knowing how they work) is essential  for the 21st century open innovator.


J.

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What have we learned so far? So far we,as a group, improved a lot. An opportunity to work on the…

What have we learned so far?

So far we,as a group, improved a lot. An opportunity to work on the Internet made this improvement in some ways easier and positive experience in others more frustrating. Starting from stepping over the culture difference barrier (who might have thought that even the Internet language differs between the cultures and a particular smiley can be interpreted not the way that you expected it to be understood. F.e. “;P” in Indonesia represents a little wicked added to the friendly smile, but I used to use it as sticking out the tongue - an expression of teasing.),getting to know each other better and accept, collaborate productively( dividing into roles, organising tasks and keep updating each other with gained knowledge) and ending with moral support.

Al the team improvement reflects on my own improvement. Or other way round.

Talking about the class concern …I think the class confronts not the problem to work on Internet but relying on the technical side. I mean during the e-meetings with Nancy the connection might be low and that might cause the cracking of the video/audio. You might not here some meaningful thoughts and that might lead into misunderstanding or confusion. Lost sound, echoes, unmute sound, mute sound, too load sound, inability to see someone( naturally the group/person spend/s time  trying to turn on the video miss/misses the track of conversation) inability to join hangout … all these distractions might cause the loss of concentration.

But anyway everything is being learned through experience and gained knowledge. And we all are on that track.


J.

 

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What is facilitation ?

The first question adressed to myself after I heard this weeks topic was :

 What is that facilitation ?

 

The definition of the word fa·cil·i·ta·tion might be :

 

a. The act of making easy or easier.( Help ,Aid )

 

or

 

b. The state of being made easy or easier.(Condition, Status )

 

So recording to the section “a” it would be about the help that you give to somenone else and the section “b” might be interpreted as ,because of  the help that you get from others , you might to appear in a state where something was made easier for you.

So it’s all about collaboration and willingnesss to help.

 

At first what’s essential in productive collaboration is listening and hearing.

 In that case the meaningful role might go to online communication, cause everyones’ thoughts might be “heard”, which not always happen during the offline conversations (someone is afraid to speak, because of the “broken” english , and/or of the fact that their ideas might be judged ,and/or of the fact that they might shushed, and/or lack of confidence /knowledge), but ones you type your thought in online conversation it stays there and everyone is able to read it.Yes , I know , sometimes one’s thoughts might be misunderstood because of the inability to frame the words with body language and a solution for this problem would be asking twice to make sure you got the idea correctly. Our blog posts is just a  perfect way to listen to everyone and be lsitened. On it you can combine the both definitions of facilitation .The need of help and wish to help . You, teachers ,team members, students  by commenting each others post , sharing ideas , dissapointments , expectations , confusions, joys , wishes create a platform of facilitation . Where eveyone by his impact makes work smoothier . Easier.

 

p.s. and the TIME passing by makes facilitation easier : the TIME you spend with your team-members (teachers/mentors, other course-mates) solving ,analysing problems and making jokes of it when feeling totally roofless after a hard day …  




J.

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#4 Tools Preferences Made by Us or Others

 

Talking about tools preference I consider there exist two groups of people:

  •   The ones, who search for tools by themselves   
  •   The other ones, who been pushed into using tools by others.

By natural selection I belong to the latter group …  cause I do not found myself in a situation where I am choosing the tools. I have no interest in it. The tools have been chosen for me by others (family, friends, teachers) cause they found it necessity to have me in one or other online platform and it’s obvious that the people, who pushed you into online platforms becomes the stewards who guides you what to use when and how.

The thing is that I start to search for other useful tools when I have a certain goal or a task that needs to be reached or done. If at that point my stewards are helpless I make a research on the Internet reading various post on the blogs and reviews about certain tools that could be useful for me for my purpose on that time.

Even thou if most of time I’ve been pushed into starting using one or other tool, these tools still need to be tested … If they don’t suit my requirements and desires they will be rejected despite the fact that the person who suggested it to me might still successfully been using it .


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Possible Facebook Tools For Smooth Team-work

Daily facebook’s check is a habit that can be compared to hand to mouth repetitive habit while smoking. That is difficult to break. Since it is difficult to break and only minority has the resistance for it why not try to turn bad habit into good habit. But for that social media platform to work at full capacity there are some urgent things must be changed.

I have kept on tracking what is so essential missing in this platform to provide the most productive group work and what possible changes in it can be made. (Okay, okay, at least the suggestions how the platform should work regarding group(s) intentions and how to replace disadvantages into advantages.) :

 And so far I come to one conclusion it would be great to have “facecamp” feature on FB for group work(s):a mix combined from facebook social media interaction advantages and basecamp group project simplicity and convenience. Imagine you would be able to check everything at once : search for new contacts ,make new contacts ,keep in touch with family and friends, keep track of project discussions, files, and events from beginning to end—all in one website using different features! It would be(can be)great!

 

p.s. partly used my beloved teams’ analyses on facebook disadvantages.( go go team !) just improved that by suggestions.

Juste 

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A Confession Of A Facebookaholic

Continuing …

The week without FB went pretty … what would be the correct word? “not-the-way-that-I-expected”?! (Yes, that certainly is the ‘correct’ word.) But that’s probably the issue that every addict has to deal with, cause he/she …(okay, okay – I!) so as I told … cause I am inclined in that kind of self-confidence where I allow myself to think that I am a strong will person …

Yes, I kept on writing diary notes of the first impressions and feelings staying out off FB. I’m posting those below with comments in the brackets basically is the critical view of my ‘experiment ‘ or should I say obvious proof of my addiction.

Saturday: day 1 without FB

What it feels like? It feels releasing. Plenty of time (but that might be influenced by the fact that it’s Saturday. On Saturdays the main thing that you do is nothing! Chilling! That’s what Saturdays are for.). Where to go? What to see? What to do? Finally, I will be able to finish the ‘Clockwork Orange’! (Juste, seriously??? Guess what? I’m still reading the book.)

Sunday: day 2 without FB

Kept myself busy. Didn’t get a chance even to think about logging to FB.

Monday: day 3 without FB

Currently I am using gmail.com, basecamp.com, tumblr.com and the website of university to gather all needed information. UNSUCCESEFULLY. Got a feeling that I might be missing something necessary or maybe it’s just the first sign of addicts made up excuse to check his FB account? (My attempts to gather information ended up unproductively. The reason is that the websites I chose to use I used alone. FB was still #1 on my teams’ priority list ‘ranked’ as their main e-communication platform. )

Tuesday: day 4 without FB (THE DAY)

Was forced to check FB, cause emptied my e-mailbox and wasn’t able to check the timetables on blackboard… (if you are reading this announcement in a very sad and disappointed tone ,you are reading it just exactly the way it should be read !)

 

Wednesday: day 5 without FB

Logged in for a few minutes, quickly checked the homework assignments from the group/for the group. (That’s it!??? I’m back on a track!)

Thursday: day 6 without FB

Spend about 2 hours on it chatting, commenting, posting, writing, helping, laughing, listening, checking, avoiding, ignoring … Going back to the start! Actually no! This time there is a difference: I made boundaries for myself: 2 hours maximum during weekdays. Turned on the alarm clock.

And will keep turning on …

Conclusion:

There can’t be anything wrong about using FB wisely. How many of us think they do that? And how many of us do ? It is said that the first step for ‘–holic’ is the honest admission of being an addict that’s how he is showing the will and wish to be healed… I’m a facebookaholic (Done! Oficially). And I already started my treatment. Have you ?

Do I reached or at least found the answers to my goals?

“to find new ways to communicate and gather information”—- still doing research on different websites ( note #1 : you can’t investigate which website is the most suitable for the group work if only you are using that network platform !)

“to save my precious time ( HAVE A LIFE :D )” —- use alarm clock ! CHECKED

“to improve myself that I’m not a FB addict “—- OR to admit that I AM ! CHECKED

“everyday to take notes and find out how it would be possible to change FB , that it would completely satisfy my desires:) “ CHECKED


Juste  

 

 

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A Confession Of A Facebookaholic

Continuing …

The week without FB went pretty … what would be the correct word? “not-the-way-that-I-expected”?! (Yes, that certainly is the ‘correct’ word.) But that’s probably the issue that every addict has to deal with, cause he/she …(okay, okay – I!) so as I told … cause I am inclined in that kind of self-confidence where I allow myself to think that I am a strong will person …

Yes, I kept on writing diary notes of the first impressions and feelings staying out off FB. I’m posting those below with comments in the brackets basically is the critical view of my ‘experiment ‘ or should I say obvious proof of my addiction.

Saturday: day 1 without FB

What it feels like? It feels releasing. Plenty of time (but that might be influenced by the fact that it’s Saturday. On Saturdays the main thing that you do is nothing! Chilling! That’s what Saturdays are for.). Where to go? What to see? What to do? Finally, I will be able to finish the ‘Clockwork Orange’! (Juste, seriously??? Guess what? I’m still reading the book.)

Sunday: day 2 without FB

Kept myself busy. Didn’t get a chance even to think about logging in to FB.

Monday: day 3 without FB

Currently I am using gmail.com, basecamp.com, tumblr.com and the website of university to gather all needed information. UNSUCCESEFULLY. Got a feeling that I might be missing something necessary or maybe it’s just the first sign of addicts made up excuse to check his FB account? (My attempts to gather information ended up unproductively. The reason is that the websites I chose to use I used alone. FB was still #1 on my teams’ priority list ‘ranked’ as their main e-communication platform. )

Tuesday: day 4 without FB (THE DAY)

Was forced to check FB, cause emptied my e-mailbox and wasn’t able to check the timetables on blackboard… (if you are reading this announcement in a very sad and disappointed tone ,you are reading it just exactly the way it should be read !)

 

Wednesday: day 5 without FB

Logged in for a few minutes, quickly checked the homework assignments from the group/for the group. (That’s it!??? I’m back on a track!)

Thursday: day 6 without FB

Spend about 2 hours on it chatting, commenting, posting, writing, helping, laughing, listening, checking, avoiding, ignoring … Going back to the start! Actually no! This time there is a difference: I made boundaries for myself: 2 hours maximum during weekdays. Turned on the alarm clock.

And will keep turning on …

Conclusion:

There can’t be anything wrong about using FB wisely. How many of us think they do that? And how many of us do ? It is said that the first step for ‘–holic’ is the honest admission of being an addict that’s how he is showing the will and wish to be healed… I’m a facebookaholic (Done! Oficially). And I already started my treatment. Have you ?

Do I reached or at least found the answers to my goals?

“to find new ways to communicate and gather information”—- still doing research on different websites ( note #1 : you can’t investigate which website is the most suitable for the group work if only you are using that network platform !)

“to save my precious time ( HAVE A LIFE :D )” —- use alarm clock ! CHECKED

“to improve myself that I’m not a FB addict “—- OR to admit that I AM ! CHECKED

“everyday to take notes and find out how it would be possible to change FB , that it would completely satisfy my desires:) “ CHECKED


Juste  

 

 

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Lithuanian coat of arms Vytis XVI century.



Lithuanian coat of arms Vytis XVI century.

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sort of introduction… City.Prelude/Prelude Vytis by…



sort of introduction…

City.Prelude/Prelude Vytis by symbolist M. K. Ciurlionis 

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