I've been reading through several intros from our group and it's neat to see the geographic spread. I'm way up in Dawson City, Yukon - a colleague with the other Yukon College (about to be Yukon University!) folks in this group but also typically connecting with them virtually, so distance communication is a norm for me. This past academic year I had the pleasure and pain of teaching fulltime via distance technology, working through Office Administration courses with students in 7 different Yukon communities.
With that experience and one of the FLO courses, I have lots of questions and also a lot of interest in the flexibility that online learning can bring.
Specific to this microcourse:
- What big question do you have about Liberating Structures as we begin our time together?
I've doodled a visual for my answer, but to give words to it as well: I find the generating of ideas/content pretty fun and expansive, especially when people allow themselves to relax and get into the flow of not being perfect, and/or of bringing their own expertise to a discussion. But what happens when we have to get back to the clock-dictated world, whether that's the work day or, in the case of teaching courses, the syllabus and the actual limits of classroom time and number of weeks in a term?
Here's my image for that:
- What do you hope to get from and give this group this week?
Giving: Attentive reading and conversing, creative ideas for LS activities as they can/may play out online, drawings.