Archive for May, 2007

May 23 2007

Changing the way we meet changes the outcomes of our conversations

But the way we meet is “fixed” in many ways and hard to change. Yesterday I spent the day with Shirley Williams’ research group (http://elgg.sse.rdg.ac.uk/ssswills/weblog/) at Reading University’s Computer Science department. When we were planning the afternoon session with Karsten Lundqvist, I asked, “What if we take notes during our meeting – in an IRC […]

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May 18 2007

Learning from traditional learning practices

In a chat with Mark Kuznicki about his recent work with BarCamps and other open space, wiki-style events, we resonated around the idea that in our observation, Open Space meetings are great at beginning but once people know each other and have a history together, things veer off in other directions, towards other social forms. […]

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May 18 2007

How learning, meaning, and identity changed at the APA

Yesterday we invited all of the people we’ve interviewed in our coaching study to meet for a conference call to talk about what we’d learned from them about community leadership and coaching. As a broadcast of our “findings” it wasn’t too successful because we didn’t even get through our slide set, much less get much […]

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