Skilling, Drilling, Learning, Sparring

- Taking some time for Learning Design!

Posted by Mattias Axell on October 9, 2015

What have I Done Today?

  • Talked with David Lindeby at Experio Lab which works with design thinking in health care, it is owned by Landstinget i Värmland.
  • Spoke to Mikael von Dorrien at Nordic Innovation regarding the NASA hackathon in 2013, and NI’s work on Nordic Open Data strategy and challenges.
  • Called the intrapreneur Johan Bäckman at Tele 2 who was one of the initiators of the Tele 2 Hackdays concept.
  • Got sparring from teamleader Pete Sims together with the denim genius Otto Kubista.
  • Packed down my stuff and made myself ready to head off for autumn vacation.

What Tools have I Used?

  • Situational Methodology
  • The Mise en Place
  • Feedback
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Humble Inquiry

How do I Feel? How do I Feel about the Project Today?

  • I feel good today however I am troubled by how to design the learning design. I feel it can easily be a task where I try to complicate things and lock myself down.

  • It feels like the project can have progressed quite a lot in just a day through some calls although these are not ensured steps forward but very promising opportunities.

What Surprised Me?

  • How much time I spent on not doing anything productive about the learning design, but when I actually took some time it started making sense. It also surprised me how great the connections were in my calls.

What has Changed?

  • I believe that my feelings regarding Learning Design has changed, the way I see it has to be done. I believe it can be quite an enjoyable puzzle to put down after fall vacation.

What are the Next Action Steps?

  • Get on my way to Stockholm.
  • Take some time off for fall vacation.
  • Enjoy the weekend!

Photographs by The Commons.