Well what a week of changes in my blog – new thoughts, new directions, new pages and most of all new readers. I am amazed when I look at the number of times this blog has been read by someone so I’d better make a better go of it.
I’ve learned heaps in the first week and now look forward to an early morning or late night ‘blogging’ session – it just depends on when my work committments allow the time for this challenge. I have set up a separate page with all of my learning posts copied in from the 31 Day Challenge wiki. If you would like to make any individual comments for my blog upgrades on a regular basis why not do that at the bottom of each of my planned 31 Day Challenge summaries.
I have tidied up most of my archived posts so that you can locate them under the appropriate categories I have listed in the left hand nav bar and I’ve added some useful links to other places and spaces in the right hand nav bar. I have added a recent comments widget on the right hand nav bar so you and I can see at a glance what’s new there. I have reorganised some of the other widgets too, so I hope you like what you see.
The biggest part of my learning has been about the process itself and how valuable it is to do with a group of like minded people as a time based activity. So my mind is swirling around some ideas for some shorter time based challenges for those I mentor and coach in elearning projects. I believe that this would make an ideal ice breaker for those who are just getting to know one another and at the beginning of their journey into the use of a web 2.0 tool of one kind or another. I think it would lend itself to a range of scenarios and I would like to research more on the topic of challenges like this. Which ones have you participated in?
Another of my Summer Challenges included a visit to another network (sparked by task number 3 on day 3) and I joined the digifolio network at: http://digifolios.ning.com/ (I must say I’m inclined to visit a range of Ning sites these days to get ideas on the newest way of forming and norming a community of practice.)
To sum up the first five days of this challenge: I have found the tasks so far to be meaningful, stretching, satisfying and strategic.
- the ordering of the tasks has been good so far, but I am inclined now to look ahead and see what later ones I might achieve in collaboration with other earlier ones
- keeping a diary to jog my memory about the tasks is also a useful strategy
- alerting friends and colleagues to what you’re doing in the Challenge, using Twitter is also a useful side commentary