Let me explain why this feature image was chosen. Have you ever played in an orchestra? This is how Wendy describes the experience of playing in a regional orchestra:
I bring my instrument and setup with other cellists. Usually two share a music stand and other pairs may play different cello parts. I firstly concentrate on my own playing but at the same time, tune in with others and keep my peripheral eye on the conductor. It is a unique, intense and thrilling experience of individuals coming together to create and share music.
The connection we have with the others is not always through physical spaces and eye contact but an awareness of tuning in together and creating work towards one aim. Working collaboratively online is like that. Read this journal article about the ‘messiness of being human and what the non-human can make possible’ Barnes & Netolicky 2019 for another angle on how working online collaboratively can operate in the academic world.
In More Detail below we will look at some of the programs that invite this type of collaboration. A single activity to ‘Try’ and some sharing prompts to end on.
There is one activity this week.
Enter the padlet (no account required) and answer a short question. Padlet accepts text and other forms of media, experiment in what you add. (10 minutes)
Bonus Activity – For CDU people, go to Yammer and join the 23 Things group to find the bonus activity for this week. (10 minutes)
Barnes, N., & Netolicky, D. M. (2019). Cutting apart together: a diffracted spatial history of an online scholarly relationship. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32(4), 380-393. doi:10.1080/09518398.2018.1548038
Thing 7 was written by Wendy Taleo