Creating it is not enough

I just got an email from a colleague with a diagram documenting a design that was developed on one of our whiteboards.

Fine. But its not linkable. I can’t reference it in another document. Its got no metadata. I can’t tweet it. I will need this eventually. Hope I can find it in my deleted email box.

And while we are on the topic, I got a Diigo from a colleague. Just the link and a tag. No highlight, no comment. Should I follow the link or hit delete?

These observations are helping me develop assessment criteria for 21st century communication skills.

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One Response to “Creating it is not enough”

  1. SC Spaeth Says:

    Nils:
    Thanks for your thoughts on this subject. Last Spring, I faced a related dilemma. Students independently used a whiteboard to summarize their work on projects:
    http://hglt.wetpaint.com/page/iTeam+Planning
    We discussed the potential for them to lose the work so we captured it in an image. I used the image to model the kind of practice I wanted our ITeam members to develop. Some members followed my lead with occasional contributions. But clearly, we need more effort to develop this way of working. I hope that an articulation of assessment criteria may help focus our collective attention on this important need.
    Steve

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