Welcome bitsters! As you design your events, we're sharing different viewpoints on what makes an event "good." That almost 100% of the time means participation.
- Describe two events that you've been to--one that is participatory, one that is not. How are your memories of the events different?
- How do you prefer to participate? How is that different from an Amanda Palmer-style approach, or the Hive, or David Rose?
Participation + Different Styles of Engagement
Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
I'm going to encourage torrenting, downloading, sharing, but I'm going to ask for help because I saw it work, on the street.
Alex Hillman, The Experience of Community
Participation creates buy-in. Without participation, a person’s attachment to the community is weak if it exists at all.
Participation creates opportunities for the other factors. Without participation, connections and empathy will not crystallize.
Read more here: http://thecommunitymanager.com/2013/01/14/the-experience-of-community-alex-hillman/
“Understanding, Fostering, and Supporting Cultures of Participation”
In cultures of participation, not every participant must contribute, but all participants must have opportunities to contribute when they want to...
Read Gerhard Fischer's paper here: http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~gerhard/papers/2011/interactions-coverstory.pdf
Provide Ways to Engage
When coordinated to work together, organizations can provide opportunities beyond what they can do on their own. When networked in this manner, learning experiences are connected, extensive, easily accessed and align with local interests.
-the Hive Community, Hive Cookbook
Universal Design for Learning
Learners differ in the ways that they can navigate a learning environment and express what they know. For example, individuals with significant movement impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy), those who struggle with strategic and organizational abilities (executive function disorders), those who have language barriers, and so forth approach learning tasks very differently. Some may be able to express themselves well in written text but not speech, and vice versa. It should also be recognized that action and expression require a great deal of strategy, practice, and organization, and this is another area in which learners can differ. In reality, there is not one means of action and expression that will be optimal for all learners; providing options for action and expression is essential.
Read David Rose's UDL Principles here: "Universal Design for Learning"