Some of you will know what I am writing about here because you have received an email or a request “with a little help from you!”. But here is the full story for everyone else!
For more than a year now, I have been closely following DISCUSS a Community of Practice for Lifelong Learning. At the end 2015 I was asked to think about how to bring more visibility to the community. What was personally important for me is to connect ideas and thoughts from experts my community and my network because I do believe that the lessons learned and the good practices do matter not only for improvement purposes but also to ignite some reflection on the topic beyond the theoretical underpinnings.
When I finally dared asking- yes it took me a long time to do so! I decided to ask some of you and sent an email. I tried to be as informative and concise as possible and asked for the following:
My idea is to get insights from you on CoPs based on your experience and stories. If you wish to help me with this one:
-Have a look at http://www.discuss-community.eu/ You can register with your Twitter or Facebook account
-Record an audio file (MP3 would be great) between 6 and 9 min answering the following
1. Introduce yourself
2. What is your experience with CoPs?
3. What do you think is the most relevant thing a CoP for lifelong learning should offer ? Why? (your experience and lessons learned are very welcome)
– Send me the recording which I would, with your permission post onto my audioboom channel and later embed on the DISCUSS homepage.