Artifacts on: Team building in designing web-supported learning

Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success

Artifact 8, based on a presentation on IDE Team building strategy, showcases lessons that I have learned regarding the benefits of teamwork through the course HMHP5903: on Human Performance Technology is that team building can be used as some form of performance improvement intervention and throughout intervention implementation and change. While working on the presentation, I have been able to build learning pathway loops that integrate the following levels: improvement on my practice by coordinating the setting up of a Working Group to implement web-supported learning at IDE. The other direct benefit from team work is that I have been able to benefit from a Community of Practice at a local institutional level and beyond. 

To accomplish team building, I benefitted from social learning theoretical models discussed as part of course HMLC5303: Learning Communities and Social Pedagogical Networks, see my Position Paper  as Artifact 9 on Social Learning Theories, as a related artifact. The position I have come to assume after some courses in the MIDT is the benefit of a community of learners with a shared understanding. Upon reflection, working on the artifacts has helped to consolidate my new position on the value of participatory learning, which has become an area of interest to me, as indicated through my research focus. 

Artifact 10 based on course HMIC5503: Managing Intellectual Capital, on building knowledge resources focuses on the conscious role that an Instructional Designer can play in knowledge management, by being involved in co-creating and reporting about an organisation's knowledge resources. Upon reflection, as an instructional designer I have learned to value social actions of knowledge sharing alongside other knowledge resources and to be always determined to create value through creative minds. In my practice, I will now always welcome the opportunity to share ideas with others including within informal communities of practice where one is more likely to benefit from the tacit knowledge of others. Finally, the one lesson that I take with me from the course is aptly stated in that:
‘learning is valuable, continuous, and most effective when shared and that every experience is an opportunity to learn’ (Kerka 1995).
 Kerka, S. (1995).  ‘The learning organization: myths and realities’ Eric Clearinghouse