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From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning « Learning in the Social Workplace

From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning « Learning in the Social Workplace:

As I read this short article, and thought about communications I had yesterday with educators in Argentina (http://www.encuentroubatic.rec.uba.ar/index.php/vista-previa-conferencias/item/409-nancy-white ), I also thought about all the Project Community teams, working hard at their projects. Some of the hints I’m seeing via Facebook pages showing me that the teams have gone in far different directions, inventing new learning paths. 

I love self organized learning. 

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too late to make use of but interesting anyway

too late to make use of but interesting anyway
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This was originally published at mohandis Thissen

Week Six Reflective Posts From You and Me

I’m settled into my hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where I’ve been facilitating a pretty large meeting. (We did a World Cafe with over 800 people yesterday — a record for me!)  I finished a little dinner and settled down to read the blog reflection posts in Project Community. I worked my way group by group, reading the posts and the comments. WOW! Lots of changes, improvements and some wonderful insights. So I thought it might be useful to share my reflections of my experiences so far, and also reflect on what I sense as I read YOUR posts.

First – your posts. While not everyone has posted yet, I really appreciated that you DID reflect – you looked at what worked, what didn’t work, both from your work and the external factors, such as technology. It can be really hard to be honest with ourselves and with each other and so many of you have really taken and succeeded with that challenge. You have had the courage to look at yourself and give feedback to your peers and instructors. That is a critical skill for a creative person, for a designer and for a successful professional. To do these things and to be aware of HOW we do them.

I appreciated the diversity of views — what works for one person, doesn’t work for another.

As I reflect on my participation as one of the instructors team, there have been moments where I think we started to hit that point of “magic in the middle” by connecting and understanding both each other and our work.There have been moments when I felt the instructor team working together well, with each of us bringing our strengths forward.

There have been moments where I wanted to curse technology, to magically show up in your classroom. TO be able to read everyone’s minds at a distance. to be able to have smaller conversations with each of you. Yup, some struggles.

Yet in those moments, we often learn the most. I get to practice speaking more clearly and succinctly. I get to try and improvise around technological blocks. These are essential skills for professionals, for designers.  So maybe it is in the challenges we learn the most.

This is the first time I have taught this course and furthermore, I helped design it. So I think about what I would do different next time, and what I would keep.  I feel a lot of responsibility…

I worry too. I worry that I can’t call in for week 7 as I will be in a client meeting in Washington DC. I worry that we haven’t scheduled follow up team meetings yet — and how we’ll squeeze in time to do that!

I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing what all of you will do for you final projects. In my personal opinion, all of you going into industrial design can play a critical role in not only designing cool stuff, but designing stuff that may help improve the world we live in.

 

OK, what did I say about being succinct? I’m failing. Again!

 

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com:

Hey ProjComm12 folks, take a look at this video. I think he talks about many things that are fundamental when thinking about designing products!

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The Power of Self Awareness

This seems to resonate with both the individual and team growth/self awareness that is happening in the #commproj12 class! Yay!

When we become self-aware, we shed learned helplessness. The inability to act is replaced by the polar opposite – a desire to act. Jim Benson

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Prezi on Design Thinking… may be of interest to the group!

http://prezi.com/hvsanqexuoza/designthinking-vs-leanstartup/ (and see the other prezi’s from this person!)

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As you get the experience of blogging and learning together…



As you get the experience of blogging and learning together online in a more public line of sight, here is something else to think about (especially in the last few weeks of the course that are coming up). How do you, as a designer and professional, share with others the highlights about you and your work!

Portfolios from Pathbrite help you demonstrate lifelong learning (by Scobleizer)

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The Improvements I’ve Noticed

In the last two weeks, I think the quality of our learners blog posts has increased. I feel like I’m reading people’s real voices, and that there is a deeper quality to the reflections. I wonder how this is connected to the transition I’ve felt the last two weeks as the projects have become more coherent. Now the pressure is on to DELIVER!

I have also noticed that the comments on each others’ blogs have improved this week. It again feels like people are having a conversation with each other, rather than commenting because they are supposed to. I suspect this is because the relationships are growing stronger and people are no longer strangers. There is seriousness, teasing, and maybe even a little challenge!

I love this evolution. LOVE IT!

The next transition is to begin to prepare for the final project production — which will probably prompt another round of confusion as we grapple with WHAT and HOW! But the teams are strong and they will sail right through this!

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Envisioning Technology 2012 | Envisioning Technology

Envisioning Technology 2012 | Envisioning Technology:

Slightly peripheral to this week’s conversation, but this page will be very relevant for week 8!

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Fun/Fun Raising Teams – check out this page

Fun/Fun Raising Teams - check out this page:

Look at the case study about 1/3 the way down abot GlobalGiving.org - very relevant to your group!

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