While I have been trying to catch up with my electronic life, some times it takes something a little more proactive to help move the issue along. As a teacher, I learned long ago that the best way to learn something is to prepare and then actively teach it.
Nothing could be more professionally and personally useful, then, than the upcoming SCoPE and FOC08 discussion I am co-facilitating: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks. Working with my colleagues Sylvia Currie, Bronwyn Stuckey, and Sue Wolff, we have all struggled with this in our lives, and thought that sharing our experiences and what we learned may in fact benefit others or at least raise more questions in the process (hey, what else are educators for?)!
Sylvia has summarized our intentions, and in the true spirit of community I will point interested readers to her work and will not reinvent the wheel (round, turns, already works, and the like). I will thus add one thought–how will we have time to prepare to coherently discuss this?
Ironic given the topic, isn’t it?!
So, what did I accomplish from my Email Catch-Up Day (ECUD) list yesterday?
Now, for the items that remain:
- achieve Inbox Zero–I have only 10 emails remaining that need attention–97% complete
- file all the papers in my desk’s “pile”–I did not begin this–0% complete
- finish reviewing the readings and my lesson plans to finish my slides for Tuesday’s Online Course Creation class–I reviewed the readings and am about 50% finished with my slides for tomorrow. The remainder of them are floating around in my mind; just have to drop them into PowerPoint–70% complete
- upload the lingering photos to Flickr from ASTD and Central Park that are sitting on my desktop –I did not begin this–0% complete
- read (or mark as read) all RSS feeds–I am about 75% complete with this
Pretty good progress, I think. Let’s see what I can complete tonight after work (and after 2 teleconferences when I get home). I think that making public % of completions may help . . .