I cannot believe how quickly the morning comes round, and I am here again writing this short post about my thoughts around yesterday’s events.
The theme for day 4 was Collaborating, with a brief explanation that we all NEED to work with other people. I have focussed here a little on the word ‘need’, as it took me a little while to agree with this, but I do!
The posts from the day were rich and varied and a great twitter chat in the evening helped to explore the issue in more detail.
A few key themes stood out for me,
- The true notion of collaboration, not just working together but the ‘depth’ of this collaboration.
- The places in which we can collaborate, with the tools that we have at our fingertips.
- The balance between on line and face-to-face collaboration. I have collaborated with people that I have never met in person.
- What this means to my own practice, how can I enhance the collaboration between myself, colleagues and students?
I will need to explore some of this myself and look at how I can address some of these issues.
Relating back to the ‘need’ to collaborate, I will add that if I WANT to collaborate there is always a way