Ad-hoc, Open, & Alternative Education Chat
Meetup Chat - June 12th, 2020
Hey everyone, thanks for a great conversation, and thanks Maggie for setting this up! Excited to continue chatting on all this stuff. Here are the summary links from this conversation:
I made this topic to compile the various stuff we talked about; below = links to topics for each of the four main things we covered:
- Balancing intimacy and scale; Dunbar numbers for learning groups
- Cultivating slow, iterative, accretive, interlinked learning experiences
- Book clubs and learning discussions > artifacts with lasting value
- Building platforms (building infrastructure) vs. schools (focused learning space)
And if we want to continue any meta-discussion about these education chats below:
- Other ways we could expand this sort of discussion, keep it going?
- Miro board, Google Docs, forum discussions, etc.
- More live calls could be nice! Maybe once a month or something?
- Dance between synchronous / asynchronous…
- Maybe next time go deep on one topic?
- One idea: silent meeting manifesto, spend half the time reading / commenting…
- Could try Zoom breakout rooms too!
Also, brief note about this community / platform itself! Hyperlink more generally is the platform we’re working on for facilitating great courses for small group learning. This forum is the space we use both for cohort-specific discussion (in private categories), and for general community discussion around learning.
Please feel free to make an account and post in any of the topics linked here…or start any new ones you like! A couple other things we have specific structure for:
- Introductions w/ space for sharing more about what you’re working on, learning, etc.: #profiles
- Open call for course ideas here: #course-garden
- Similarly, share an independent learning project here: #adventures
We also started a meta discussion here for brainstorming ways to more effectively use this sort of forum space for learning — Things to improve on Discourse - making forums more useful for learning!