Monday Aug 09, 2010

SocialChat on Learning in Meetings

Learning and meetings. How does this fit together? If you exclude status meetings, jour fixes and team meetings for a while then there is a chance. Read my contributions to a recent Oracle SocialChat on the subject.  I wonder what happens if I copy a stream of tweets here. Of course, it is still in reverse chronological order, and you have to read your way bottom up.

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  • Thanks you @aludding for facilitating the SocialChats.
  • Here is another example of an icebreaker that I used recently http://www.slideshare.net/mprove/ixda-hh-kickoff
  • … and a very good & open discussion in the afternoon. no Powerpoint the entire day.
  • I've conducted a 1-day think tank. Opening video. mood maps, collecting ideas, clustering and sorting…
  • You have to utilize other components to set the stage right for brainstorming & collaborative learning sessions.
  • If you just use Powerpoint to prepare a meeting then you are already lost.
  • Presenting is not learning. Preparing a presentation is. Attending a presentation might be.
  • Powerpoint is a bad tool for learning. It is even a mediocre tool for presentations!
  • On the other hand workshops and attending good (interactive) presentations can stimulate learning and aha! moments.
  • Team meetings and status meetings are not suited for learning.
  • Next steps might be follow-up meetings and formal prose in wikis.
  • This is the first step after the meeting to really get something. This is the best and fastest way I know to keep the energy level up.
  • A very simple and yet effective way to capture the results of a meeting is to take photos and put them on a blog. http://bit.ly/axjhMT
  • 3) moderate the meeting 4) collect the findings for later use.
  • but you have to use the tool ¨meeting¨ correctly. 1) set the expectactions right 2) have the right set and mix of people
  • … learn new facts and new point of views and get to something that was beyond your own abilities.
  • A meeting is also a tool for learning and eventually drawing conclusions. You meet with people, exchange ideas,…
  • (Ha, OraTweets can be 256 characters long! So I have to break them up fro Twitter)
  • I'll share some of my OraTweets from the SocialChat #5 on Learning in Meetings…
  • The SocialChats are summarized and captured for later reference.
  • e.g. we had "Video conferencing – niche to have or needed?", "How can we give back to the community?", "How can we improve communication?"
  • Each Friday we have a one hour SocialChat in OraTweet. The topics are proposed and voted during the week.
  • Another idea to generate traffic and buzz for corporate microblogging are social gatherings.
  • Commenting on blogs creates OraTweets.
  • For instance status updates in OraTweet show up on your profile page in Connect (our internal Facebook)
  • One important factor for successful E20 microblogging is the integration with other social software.
  • Compared to Sweet at Sun http://blogs.sun.com/mprove/tags/sweet OraTweet is actually used. How comes?
  • We have a corporate microblogging system at Oracle called OraTweet http://oratweet.com/

Monday Nov 02, 2009

Sun VDI at EDUCAUSE 09

Sun VDI welcome screen at EDUCAUSE 2009

EDUCAUSE 2009 is ready to start this week in Denver /Colorado. Do not miss to check out Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Sun VDI –  at booth #415 (floor plan).

See also Dirk’s posting on Sun VDI for the Education Market.

Picks from the conference schedule:

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