Monday, October 8, 2007

Did you catch any whitebait?

Don't holidays go all too fast. I chose this pic (Whitebaiting off the Devonport wharf by wonderferret) because it struck me recently that what happens in the whitebaiting season is an excellent example of a community of practice. People gather and work alongside each other, they have a common purpose and goal - to catch whitebait, they share, they help each other yet get a bit tetchy about boundaries and territory, they collaborate, they talk and laugh, they cry - when the fish don't run. They celebrate.
What do you think?

How many of you managed to tick off some of the things on the list I left you with? The list is still on the course blog if you need to refresh.

Activities for this week and next
Today Monday 8 October, David McQuillan is going to facilitate an Elluminate session at 730 pm to brainstorm some strategies for dealing with technology when it breaks down. David will send out an email today with an overview of what he is planning for the session.

This week you need to start thinking about your plans for facilitating an online event. I will put some guidelines up on the course wiki in the next day or two.

Next week 10 minute lecture
On 15 October at 730 pm we will have another 10 minute lecture on Elluminate: - Derek Chirnside speaking about Adding a community flavour to our courses.

Remember the 22 October is labour day and we can all go off fishing again.

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