Work smarter in your network

I have to write something positive after determining crowds to be stupid ūüôā I really had a nice experience when listening to On Line Educa Berlin again, the session Work Smarter in Networks. I knew the names of five speakers and now I could see how excellent their team working really is. Thanks to Paulo Simoes for tweeting the link.

They also write together a blog. You can see Harold Jarche and  Learn Trends Ning in the blogroll.

I learned that they have independent professions (as entrepreneurship) but their aim is to help organizations to become better, work smarter. They work in practice and write about the experiences. They are different people with same interests and they greatly appreciate each other. Five heads are better than one, easy to believe that. They trusted each other and enjoyed about working jointly. They were open, natural and not at all defensive. My time ran quickly when listening¬† the 1¬Ĺ hour session.

I enjoyed the discussion, it was a great opportunity to reflect my experiences in web world. It takes time to sink in. Both books and web are important.The focus of development must be in working smarter than earlier. Dialog is the key, social sharing is necessary for developing.

Something I want to say differently: performance not learning is a wrong opposite, learning by doing is the answer. Experiential learning has same focus but gives the whole circle: reflect, conceptualize, action …

Pondering about virtual vs. personal is a well known topic but now many participants understood the benefits of virtual side. Introverts have advantage in virtual life, and there is more time for thinking. I enjoyed really.

What is the difference between crowds and teams/ networks? Why some networks work well or excellently? These five people did it, it is a combination of diversity, same direction of interests and appreciating each other. Sometimes it arouses in a second, sometimes never, part of it remains secret. But it is worth living, I know it through my experience.

Quality in eLearning

I am gathering materials for Edinet project

In Finland we have a  Online Teaching and Learning Quality Project called Vopla with pages in English.

In Europe we have EFQUEL organisation for enhancing th quality of eLearning in Europe: quality papers

ASIIN = accreditation agency for Degree programmes in Engineering, Quality in Higher Education. ASIIN QM Handbook is only in German, but it is OK in Edinet I suppose.

In Finland we have Reflektori symposium of Engineering education, years 2007 and 2005 available. Not all presentations are in English, look at the program please.