The truth has come out. I’m a terrible risk-taker. I’ve been able to drop into the Making Learning MOOC (#clmooc) a few times to soak in the creative energy of a group of amazing people. There are several remixes using Thimble (Mozilla) that showed powerful messages. Now I’m wondering about the connection between remixes and creativity – how the process of remixing can help see a different experience. Or even the notion of ‘remixing’ as new creation. So in I dove only to find early confusion and frustration. Result? I quit. Then I saw Kevin’s remix and I tried again – this time with a plan by matching the code line by line. Persistence paid off after multiple trials.
Here’s my remix of a remixed remix. https://beyondtech.makes.org/thimble/summer-crafting
What I learned is that my overall success depended on getting a little comfortable with the tool before having a message to share. More importantly I needed immediate success to move forward. OK, not DaVinci success – just enough to make a foothold. Then I looked to the community with their multiple examples [not all at once] to fuel both ideas and persistence over time. The process has lifted concepts such as attachment, trust, community and timely stepped success. I have a new way of looking at the learning process, which is going to change the way I craft professional learning in September.