Finding Inspiration

Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? For me, tonight, it came from seeing that emergent community tackling new challenges, sharing ideas, co-creating meaning (all without me taking part in any way. I appear to have engineered myself into the sidelines…).

Inspiration and co-creation

The co-creation of meaning takes place within our communities. We create stories and share them widely.

Working in communities, we construct and share stories: those stories establish commonality and give us shared values and purpose. We rely on the ‘sense making‘ function of our communities to help us process learning and apply it (and in a very true Social Learning sense, to do so out in the real world).

The co-creation of meaning takes place within and around our communities: a community that started as formal (or as formal as i get…) is now entirely social, a co-owned space for sense making and sharing.

Which inspired me to write this. I guess what goes around really does come around.

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About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.
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9 Responses to Finding Inspiration

  1. Leanne Craigie says:

    Personally I’m getting a lot of inspiration from you Julian. Very slowly, an idea is forming for the PhD I seem to be heading towards. I’m working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. How do communities create and or share or learn about health? Particularly, how will digital natives approach health communication? That’s the simple start. It isn’t properly formed yet. Gee, first time I’ve put this out there ! The die is cast now as they say.

    • julianstodd says:

      This sounds great Leanne! Sharing and learning about health is something that we see a lot of interest in around the social spaces. I’ve been enjoying greatly the communities also within healthcare (are you on Twitter – connect with me there and i can link you in) such as the #NHSChangeDay and Healthcare Radicals groups [https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/healthcare-radicals-momentum-for-change/]

      Thank you for your kind words and being in the community here 🙂

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