Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Fruitful First Online Meeting - 18 Sep 2010

Joe's anxiety grew as it was approaching 10.30am.
It was the group's first cyber meeting.

At last, every member of the group, Yuan, Bobo, Lydia, Nurul started to be online, one by one. The first item on the agenda was to establish effective available communication platforms via the internet. The number one choice, of course, went to PBwork due to the stringent requirement.

To the group shocking horror, many of the members were not able to access to it. They needed to request for the access to be given.

Not wasting time, the group proceeded to source for another platform. Someone in the group suggested using goggle docs instead. Luckily for them, google docs worked.

They managed to work collaboratively on the spreadsheet created using google docs. Everyone was given the access and was able to edit the document at the same time.

Everyone was EXCITED over this new find!

Using it, together with the MSN's group chat, the group quickly tabulated most of the initiatives from 1997 to 2010 before dividing the workload; adopting the strategy "Jigjaw" under Cooperative Learning. This was decided in the earlier brief meeting at NIE of course.

The interesting brainstorming session lasted 2 hours, and the group managed to come up with a workload distribution list at the PBwork. Everyone contributed in their own unique way; Bobo, being the coordinating person, Yue Yuan, the wise advisor, Joe, the know-very-little technical assistant and Lydia and Nurul, the very committed members.

Much was being accomplished and learnt within the short 2 hours, everyone was clear on their tasks. Joe knows that this group would definitely make it in time for the coming project's due date. He has full confidence in them.

With everyone in the group so actively committed, Joe also has to do his part. As a matter of fact, he has already completed part of his tasks, writing this reflection. He is happy with the progress and is all ready to proceed to his share of reading up. :)

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