- 1 PROGRAM
- 1.1 AM
- 1.2 Activity: Introduction & Session Objectives
- 1.3 Activity: Knowing Each Other: Round of Introductions
- 1.4 Activity: Characteristics of high performing teams
- 1.5 Activity: What are differences between traditional work and virtual work / distinctions between tools?
- 1.6 Activity: What are the benefits of online collaboration?
- 1.7 Activity: What are Your Concerns
- 1.8 Activity: What Hinders Effective Collaboration? Identifying potential resistance to change
- 1.9 Activity: Corporate Culture
- 1.10 Activity: Multinational Work Teams
- 1.11 Activity: Roles & Responsibilities
- 1.12 Activity: Appreciative Inquiry / Energy
- 1.13 Activity: ICT Tools
- 1.14 Activity: Sorting Tools by Application
- 1.15 Session Review and Recap
- 1.16 Activity: Reflect on Key Issues
- 1.17 Activity: Distinctions
- 1.18 Activity: Experiences
- 1.19 Resources - Considerations
- 2 PM: Interactive Session
- 2.1 Session Introduction
- 2.2 Activity: What is a Wiki?
- 2.3 Examples of Wikis
- 2.4 Activity: Demo of Wiki Technology
- 2.5 Activity: Live Walk-Through
- 2.6 Activity: Learn By Doing
- 2.7 Editing Content - Earning Colleagues Respect
- 2.8 Building Trust in Collaborative Environments
- 2.9 There are No Mistakes: Only Opportunities to Learn
- 2.10 Activity: Other Functionality
- 2.11 Activity: Wrap Up & Next Steps
- 2.12 Activity: Evaluation & Reflection
- 3 Outcomes
- 4 Tips, Tricks n' Resources
Activity: Introduction & Session Objectives
- Facilitator introduces the session; explains how the session is going to be conducted and gives what is expected of the trainees.
- Workshop Maintenance - logistics, setup, expectations
- Review of agenda (ask for feedback)
- Review of objectives
- Round of introductions
Activity: Knowing Each Other: Round of Introductions
- introductions, values, and recognizing resources and motivations in others
Activity: Characteristics of high performing teams
Interactive session (brainstorming):
In a plenary session, Facilitator asks participants to take 10 minutes to discuss in pairs (random pairing) and provide responses to the following questions:
- What things are you doing differently from the way you were taught?
- What characteristics of today’s employee are different from the characteristics of yesterday’s student?
- What do you need to do differently in order to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s employee?
- What challenges do you anticipate to meet in teaching today’s and tomorrow’s employee?
Facilitator then discusses further the concept of working collaboratively in a virtual team, settings / environment, key characteristics and dynamics.
Activity: What are differences between traditional work and virtual work / distinctions between tools?
Activity: What are the benefits of online collaboration?
Facilitator puts participants into groups of 4 people, to discuss and provide feedback to the following questions related to the concept of ICT for Virtual Teams
- Why is ICT for Virtual Teams important?
- What are the benefits of ICT for Virtual Teams
- What are the challenges of use of ICT for education?
- How do you think ICT help address these challenges?
- What are the skills required to successfully navigate...?
Activity: What are Your Concerns
- fear, anxiety, resistance to change
- quality, security, etc.
Activity: What Hinders Effective Collaboration? Identifying potential resistance to change
- what hinders it?
- recognizing the adoption challenge / learning curve
- how can it be overcome (BY DOING THE WORK)
- Lessons Learned?
Activity: Corporate Culture
Activity: Multinational Work Teams
- working culture
Activity: Roles & Responsibilities
- How will my role as team member change?
- How will ICT address challenges I face in the workplace?
- What are my fears and concerns about using the new tools?
- What coaching / training support do I need for using these new tools?
- What are my concerns and fears in this environment and what help/support do I need to overcome them?
Activity: Appreciative Inquiry / Energy
- AI perspective, discovery, etc.
Activity: ICT Tools
Facilitator leads participants in a five minute brainstorming session to answer the question
- what ICT tools to you know? to generate a list of ICT tools for participants to use in discussing the next questions in their respective groups
- Puts participants into new groups (the composition of each group should be different from those of session I) to facilitate variety in collaboration. Each group should have a maximum of 5 members)
Activity: Sorting Tools by Application
In their respective groups, trainees will discuss and provide feedback about collaboration and social networking tools for teaching and learning by answering the following questions:
- What ICT tools do you have access to, at the workplace?
- Of the ICT tools you have named (not necessarily those you have used), list the possibilities they have as tools for increasing productivity and effectiveness
- Analyze your list of ICT tools and possibilities they offer for team productivity. Design a simple table that maps an ICT tool against a project task / activity and the possible effect of the tool.
Session Review and Recap
In a plenary session, Facilitator:
- Harmonizes all contributions from the various groups
- Gives a detailed analysis of ICT tools and their most appropriate use in teaching and learning.
- Identifies next steps
Activity: Reflect on Key Issues
Facilitator asks participants to reflect individually on the key issues addressed during the session. (Write thoughts.)
- What new ideas/concepts have I learned in this session?
- How will I use the ICT tools available to me to support, extend and transform my collaboration in the workplace?
- H ow will I need to organize my way of working in order to take advantage of the available ICT tools to enhance productivity and collaboration?
- Distinctions: What's the difference between these tools and the tools you're using now
- What are your experiences?
- Lessons Learned
Resources - Considerations
- Culture, change, transition
- Do's and Don'ts (handouts, wiki pages)
PM: Interactive Session
Introduction of session by facilitator:
- provides objectives
Activity: What is a Wiki?
- Watch the video on Wikis in plain English hosted on YouTube.
Ward Cunningham -- the creator of the first Wiki. It is a shortened form of "wiki-wiki", the Hawaiian word for quick.
A wiki is a web site that is generally editable by anyone with a computer, a web browser, and an Internet connection. Wikis use a quick and easy syntax to allow users to apply formatting to text and create links between pages. This simple formatting syntax means that authors no longer need to learn the complexities of HTML to create content on the web.
The main strength of a wiki is that it gives people the ability to work collaboratively on the same document. The only software you need is an Internet browser. Consequently, wikis are used for a variety of purposes. If you make a mistake, it's easy to revert back to an earlier version of the document.
Examples of WikisWikipedia
Wikipedia is, for the most part, editable by anyone in the world with a computer and an Internet connection and, as of 2009, contained over 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference web sites, attracting around 65 million visitors monthly as of 2009. There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on Wikipedia articles! While Wikipedia's mission is to create an encyclopedic resource of knowledge, wikis can be used for a variety of purposes and are quickly becoming the defacto technology for collaborative group work online. They can be great social tools for classrooms, teams, and community groups, or configured to provide easily updatable web sites for organisations.
The following wikis display a range of different applications of wiki technology:
- WikiWikiWeb - the first ever wiki, it has been around since 1995.
- Wikitravel - a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.
- Moodle docs - a community wiki used to develop and maintain the documentation for Moodle, the popular open source learning management system.
- Scholarpedia - a wiki project based on a system of peer review.
There are literally thousands of wikis around the web on a diverse range of subjects and supporting many communities.
Many of Wikipedia's sister projects were initiated because the encyclopedia was being cluttered by entries that were not appropriate for an encyclopedia.
Activity: Demo of Wiki Technology
- use screenshots
- participants have user name, password to log in
- content already loaded in (Group Pages 1, 2, 3, 4 - in one space)
- small groups of 4
Activity: Live Walk-Through
- Facilitator expounds further the concept of collaboration and social networking technologies; gives types (and hybrid applications) which may not have come up clearly from the participants; explains further the benefits of using digital content linked to theories of learning; discusses the challenges participants could have left out.
Activity: Learn By Doing
'Facilitator introduces participants to the hands-on activity. Gives guidelines of what they are expected to do:
- Explore the space
- Identify the content
- Click the "Edit" menu
- Write in the
- Have their email account open in their browser
- Use collaborative techniques to seek for help from colleagues first before seeking help from facilitator and technical assistants in case they need help.
Participants explore the available digital content by navigating the interface. Through exploration and discovery, participants use their mouse and keyboard skills
Facilitator and other technical staff move around workstations providing support where needed and observe how the participants are navigating the software.
Editing Content - Earning Colleagues Respect
It's easy to edit content on a wiki, especially your colleagues.
It makes sense to discuss the changes you want to make, either in your groups (i.e., face to face) or, to comment below the text (your colleague will be notified; or, to send him/her an email with the appropriate information. Then you can have a dialogue, before changing the content.
In situations where significant trust has developed, you may wish to edit the content directly. However, be prepared that someone else in your project may have another perspective.
Building Trust in Collaborative Environments
This takes time, especially with online collaboration tools.
There are No Mistakes: Only Opportunities to Learn
Activity: Other Functionality
- Wiki by iPhone - http://www.miniconfluence.com/
- Social Media in Plain English Intro to Social Networking (3.44)
- Social Networking in Plain English, 1.47
- Twitter in Plain English
Activity: Wrap Up & Next Steps
- draws the attention of the participants to the main issues of the afternoon session
- highlights the importance of digital content
- encourages the trainees to note the various features of the digital content they have been exposed to and think of how they may use the content in their own subject delivery in the next day’s activities
- gives take home exercise
Activity: Evaluation & Reflection
Facilitator asks participants to reflect individually on the key issues of the day. (Write thoughts.)
- From my knowledge of collaboration and social networking tools acquired during this session, what type of digital content can I create?
- What collaboration and social networking tools will I use to create this content?
- How will I use the content I have created to enhance workplace productivity?
- How do I plan to use collaboration and social networking tools in the future?
Participants continue to practice and explore collaboration and social networking tools AND digital content available in their wiki space, at their own time. Practice how to navigate, look for content, use copy and paste functions and generally familiarize themselves with the content in preparation for the continuing project activities.
At the end of this workshop you will:
- Increase on-the-job performance, knowledge management and innovation
- Identify characteristics of high performing online and/or distributed teams and projects, expectations of leaders and team members
- Understand the benefits, challenges and uses of online collaboration and social networking tools
- Enable peer-to-peer collaboration for capacity building, organizational learning and cultural change
- Accelerate knowledge-sharing and organizational learning
- Enable strategic alignment and faster time-to-market
- Accelerate internal and external consultation and engagement
- leadership, culture and "easier"
- change management
- Discover various collaboration and social networking tools to support virtual team performance
- Select the best tool for the job, depending on requirements
- Share experiences among peers - and and build your 'learning community'
- Understand strategies to overcome barriers and resistance to change
- Use a specific collaboration and social networking tool for an applied project (i.e., a wiki)
- Understand basic wiki editing skills
- Have an 'experience of success' in using the wiki
- Enable dialogues and collaboration, synergies and innovation through accelerating sharing of employees' ideas and knowledge.
Tips, Tricks n' Resources
- Team Charter, Norms
- Project and Commuunity
- Learning Community
- Distributed leadership, Ownership & Buy in
- Change and Transition
- Fear, Anxiety
- RT / Asynch
- Power of Self-Org
- Control Paradox
- Quality concerns
- Language (power of)
(Languages are)..."a flash of the human spirit....Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities." - Mark Abley in the Ottawa Citzen, quoting Wade Davis, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World (orig. 2009 Massey Lectures), Anansi, $19.95. Retrieved April 25, 2010 from http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Extinguishing+flashes+human+spirit/2948681/story.html
- My MA Thesis: Primal Needs Gone Digital: Educators' Motivations in an Open Wiki Environment, Fielding Graduate University, 2009
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