Learning Inquiry Harvest: Cafe

From the CIP Learning Inquiry, in participants' own words...

+ I always check in to the Cafe first, to see who's hanging out there, what new surprises there are. It's the place where I like to hang about, think great thoughts, make new connections. I love it when there is a flurry of comments about an idea that arises. And I absolutely bask in the wonderful feeling when someone responds to something I said -- I feel ten feet tall and want to give even more back.
- I was surprised at my reaction to the Cafe. I was intimidated, felt insecure, was unsure of my welcome there, simply read a few conversations but was unwilling to join. I knew no one, was introduced to nobody, and so I ran away.
+ I have most enjoyed reading and, on occasion, responding, at the Cafe Tables. This has felt the most inviting and easiest to connect to. There is a light-heartedness and more personal aspect to the conversation there that I appreciate.
+ I like the free form of the cafe, but that also makes it easy to get sucked in to many conversations. However like a real cafe, you can move from table to table ( but it is easier to do electronically).
+ I have really enjoyed the informality and spontaneity of both the Cafe and Open Space as a way of seeing the community form and look forward to both of them continuing to flower.

From the 1996 Awakening Technology Community of Inquiry and Practice (CIP)
Content and Groupware Design 1996 Awakening Technology.

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From www.awakentech.com on 03/24/2017 ---- item last modified on 05/31/1997.