Welcome to 2018! Why not celebrate the new year with an entirely new educational technique?
We are about to engage in an in-depth experiential activity. During the next three months, as a group, we will develop an outline of an integrated report for our CSVP program.
Are we facing any risks? Certainly! But don’t worry; we can handle ’em. 🙂
For instance, some individuals engage in experiential learning activities slowly, while others do so quickly. So it is likely that some of us will spend more or less time on our tasks than is prescribed by our standard four hour estimate.
If you experience that situation, please let us know. We’ll do our best to “even out” your time commitment in future months.
Another risk is our employment of a new feature within Box. As you’ll see when you enter our Documents folder and download our assignment entitled 0118 Integrated Report – Experiential Learning 1 of 3, each of us will type our comments into a personal Note Sheet called a Box Note.
It’s a little more sophisticated than the simple Text Sidebar that we’ve been using within Box. Like any other new feature, we’ll need a little time to grow comfortable with it.
Finally, we also face the risk of feeling a wee bit overwhelmed when we embrace the professional standards in their full length and complexity. In order to select a single relevant principle, concept, or metric from the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative, for instance, we’ll need to lightly skim the titles of 37 different PDF documents!
As you can see, some of these risks are conceptual and some are operational. That’s why Maureen will be joining Mike in a more visible manner as we manage our learning activities during the next three months.
If you encounter any difficulties, please let us know immediately. Because of the unusually complex nature of this assignment, we’ll add a week to our customary two week completion period. Thus, we’ll establish a due date of Sunday, February 4th.
We deeply appreciate your continuing support as we venture into this new mode of learning. It’s never easy to embrace change, and yet we do believe that this particular change represents a significant enhancement of our program.