Friday, September 09, 2011

Big Picture vs. Act Now - Both important in small collaborative groups!

Preview Guidelines for 9/9 2pm ET Online
Most groups include BOTH 

  • Some participants who focus more on the "big picture" AND 
  • Some who focus more on immediate action
  • Respect the needs and capabilities of BOTH.
  • Take advantage of the needs and capabilities of BOTH.

Above guidelines were added after TLT Group's 2011 Online Symposium.  
For more, see Sample Guidelines in "Guidelines/References for Frugal Innovation thru Small Group Collaboration:  Working draft from TLTG Annual Online Symposium 2011", and, of course,
Join TLT Group's first free online FridayLive! session of 2011-2012. September 9 at 2pm Eastern.  Click here for more info, registration FREE! 

These Guidelines & References are based on the work of the TLT Group's 4th Annual Online Symposium on Frugal Innovation and Collaborative Change: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! SMALL MIXED GROUP COLLABORATION (August, 2011). Registration was free to TLT Group members. See the homebase Web pages for each of the 3 online sessions:
Session 1    Session 2    Session 3
TLT Group Members are also invited to participate in a "small mixed collaborative group" to continue developing these resources in academic 2011-12!
To join this working group, send email to Rebecca Kurtz:

The Symposium strongly influences the TLT Group's agenda for our weekly FridayLive! online sessions. Our 2011-12 "season" begins on September 9, 2pm Eastern with a recap and  extension of this summer's work on Small Mixed Collaborative Groups. In the Symposium, guest presenters discussed specific kinds of successful small-group collaboration:
  • Student-Faculty - Session 3, Elon University et al.
  • Faculty-Faculty - Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Temple University, Miami University of Oho, Elon University et al.
  • Faculty-Librarian - Sessions 2, 3 - Miami University of Ohio et al.
  • Faculty-Faculty Development, and Faculty-Tech. Participants - Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Temple University, Miami University of Oho, Elon University et al.
We welcome all in higher education - faculty, librarians, faculty developers, administrators, and students; but we especially encourage small groups of colleagues from the same institution.

We believe that focusing on small, realistic steps will lead to more widespread, long-lasting meaningful changes. In fact, in these especially challenging times, small steps may be the ONLY way to keep moving - in the right direction.

"Small_Parts,_Big_Picture... A Scan of an original mixed media drawing by Terry Jackson" 19 July 2011 by Davoje,
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

See books by Peter G. W. Keen ("Counterimplementation" etc.)

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