Think about the past year of your professional life. What types of projects or ideas have collaborated on with others?
- Find an openly licensed image of a dining table on Unsplash, Pixabay or Creative Commons.
- Select an Image editing tool in the Extend Toolkit or one you are familiar with, to begin modifying the image you have selected.
- Choose one of the projects you identified (successful or otherwise) and using the image editing application, add each person’s name as a place setting at the table (you do not have to put real names).
- Describe each person you worked with. Consider the following questions:
- Were they part of or outside of your discipline?
- How did your skills compare with theirs?
- Do they offer a diverse perspective that is different from yours? If so, how does this help improve your teaching?
- At the centre of the table add the modes and communication tools you used to collaborate. Note which ones worked better than others.
- Identify patterns and gaps:
- Highlight the type of people and processes that you know work well for you and which ones do not.
- Identify anything that is missing from the table—anything you need to consider for future collaborations.
- Take a photo or screenshot of your “collaborative dining table” or export it as an image file.
- Share it on twitter with a mention of @ontarioextend and the hashtag #oextend. (Note: if you do not want to use Twitter you can submit the image file)
- Your submission for this activity can be an uploaded image of your dining table image or add a link to your tweet @ontarioextend #oextend that includes the image.
- After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.
Example for "The Collaborative Dining Table":