1 - Do you brag about your personal learning network? - Craig Wiggins
As I rely on a large, diverse learning network to help me be competent and prescient, I hope to show (not tell) that I am here to solve problems, not simply build courses or teach classes. I can suggest and employ social and informal learning strategies in part because they’re already working: social media tools, content curation, collaboration, and networked learning are making me better and what I do.
2 - The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Andrea DiMaio 28 June 2012
“If our purpose happens to coincide with somebody else’s and our collective purpose aligns or contributes to our organization’s purpose, then we will see sustainable communities, which thrive for the benefits of all parties involved. On the other hand, if the enterprise tries to force its purpose over ours, we will comply at most, but the community efforts is likely to die down pretty soon.”
“… I believe collaboration can make the world a better place. When organizations invest in collaboration tools and strategies it not only positively impacts the lives of employees at work but also outside of work. Employees will have more flexible work environment’s, be less stressed out about work, will get into less arguments with their spouses, and will feel more passionate and engaged about the work they do. This is a very powerful thing and is in my opinion the first time where organizations have the opportunity to invest in enterprise software and strategies that have such a profound and widespread positive impact. We spend a lot of time focusing on how we can make our employees more productive at work but this goes beyond that, this extends to positively impacting lives, and that’s far more meaningful.
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