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June 23, 2006

Communities – a big reason for being here

Filed under: Uncategorized — wroljim @ 3:48 am

The discussion today on how to build a community and the need to enhance the one being built in Unworkshop 2 clearly identifies on of my main reasons for being in the workshop.  This common experience of being in this workshop together becomes the thread that ties us together. The sharing of the common experience  becomes enough of a common thread for any of the participants to contact their peers with questions and asking for information.  As Jay asks "How can we make it stronger?" he has "given birth" to this community through the offering of the workshop and continues to strengthen and grow the community through making us, the members of the community, responsible to ourselves and to each other for our learning. 

 In any community the members take on different roles, build different relationships with peers, and their involvement changes with time and commitments.  To force the members of this community to meet certain requirements goes against the very  format of the workshop.


June 22, 2006

Struggles with Personal KM system

Filed under: Uncategorized — wroljim @ 6:03 pm

I struggle with the development of a system that I feel comfortable with.  I have lots of loose ends and I need to get them into a system.  I must confess that I have not devoted the time to this issue this week due to work schedule and I am also waiting to see what others in the community are using.  I lurk at a number of blogs and do not write.  I need to break that habit and will force myself to write to members of this community and then carry that new habit (skill) into other blogs.  

It is over!!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — wroljim @ 5:58 pm

The school year has ended and I am away from the daily school schedule until late August.  I look forward to reading, advancing my skills on the web, spending time with family and friends, relaxing, bike riding, working on my home, re-writing some curriculum pieces, developing some new curriculum and whatever else comes up.  I can also now devote more time to the Unworkshop and the building of the all important relationships in this community.

June 13, 2006

The Battle Between Good and Evil

Filed under: Uncategorized — wroljim @ 4:22 pm

Thoughts about June 12 session:  The eternal battle between good and evil continues.  The constant, persistent push to use the latest and best available technology continues to challenge the ability of the of the infrastructure to support it.  Which is good and which is evil depends upon your position – are you the user of technology who is pushing or the manager of the over-taxed infrastructure.  I am clearly in the role of user of technology and am satisfied when the users win as was clearly the case on June 12.  Remember – in the battle of good and evil – "All of us are stronger than any one of us."

June 11, 2006

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — wroljim @ 4:10 pm

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