One of the challenges of buzzy events is how to capture some of the conversation in a way that adds to the experience of those involved, rather than becoming a chore, and spreads the words. Matt O'Neill and I ran a workshop - well, more of a group conversation - at the recent NESTA Uploading Innovation conference, which was captured here on video by Lloyd Davis. No effort on our part ... but I didn't recall much immediately after. I wondered later if this might generally be a problem for unconferencing in some circumstances. My post led to some further discussion about expectations, preparation, even moving it all into Second Life.
Matt has just got in touch again to show me the results of a half day workshop that his outfit Activ-Media ran for the 'KIN' network, a 'subsidiary' of Warwick Business School.
Participants split into four groups and addressed issues around building communities of practice, transferring tacit knowledge, the benefits of knowledge management, and the ways that people learn. You can see the results in Matt's blog post - Knowledge and Innovation Workshop: Outcomes.
However, Matt didn't leave the session with the equivalent of a set of bullet points on flip-charts - he asked the participants to produce a set of slides, with voice-over, which you can see here. Matt says it's an experiment to test his theory that if people produce something tangible together, that can be referred back to and shared with their peers, it's going to be a much better learning experience as well as a way of sharing the knowledge.
Update: Matt has more here from the Corporate Podcast Summit.
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