I had a similar feeling recently when I read about Toyota in FastCompany. Change isn't an 'event' at Toyota, its THE WORK! It makes so much sense today as the rate of change is increasing so rapidly.Tony's further thoughts about how the change to full use of Web 2.0 tools will come about (man the jib Stephen!) came to the conclusion:
What if blogging the way we are blogging is that pattern that works. What if we experimented with different models (listservs, forums, IM, chat rooms, etc) and have found how blogging works best. Are we not changing as we blog, read, quote and comment? Are we not providing living examples and change models by our use of Web 2.0 tools?Gandhi is often quoted for saying "Be the change you want to see in the world". We bloggers about eLearning are the change we want to see. Our blogging is not idle chatter. It seems to me we are creating "actionable blogs" by the criteria offered this morning by Dave Pollard:
Even after reading what Mark, Karl and Tom had to say about the possible role of academia, I still feel like we shouldn't expect academia to lead the charge until we (a) experiment with different models, and (b) begin to identify patterns that work.
- Offers ‘how do I’ solutions, rather than theory
- Offers ‘who knows about x’ referrals to experts
- Offers ‘have you thought about’ problem reformulations
- Offers ‘we agree that’ validation of perceptions and intentions, or
- Offers legitimization of intentions by adding approval and hence the weight of authority