Let me tease out two ideas. Design is - must be - a communal practice. And many more of us are designers than we might believe. Together, these two ideas might change the way many of use view the work we do and our role in addressing issues of equity and justice. The inspiration for … Continue reading Design must be communal. And we are all designers.
I am working out loud this academic quarter, a bit, in conjunction with two courses I co-teach with some amazing colleagues. What's coming together is some inspiration on the intersection of work we do in using and applying design practices - design thinking - and the work we do exploring organizational knowledge sharing, learning and … Continue reading Affordances and disaffordances in digital workplace technology
I set up a meeting with the leadership team of our department, to be held just about a month from now, to review my take on near and long-term trends in the social collaboration/social learning technology space. This is something we routinely do. We step back and look at trends as we review the mix … Continue reading Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to do a podcast with Jim Storer and Shannon Abram of The Community Roundtable as part of their "Conversations with Community Managers" series. One of the topics we cover is what I see as a missed opportunity for learning professionals who see "social learning" as equal to "having people … Continue reading Social learning as learning-to-be
I just re-read a post I wrote in June, 2015, reflecting on a challenge posed by educator and author Cathy Davidson. In Why Start with Pedagogy 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions, Cathy Davidson writes: “If your goal is equality in a world where inequality is structural and violent and pervasive, you can at least … Continue reading Revisiting: A critical pedagogy for organizational learning?