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When did collaboration and learning become separated?

I like to talk to people about what systems, structures, and platforms they use to help their teams collaborate, learn, and problem-solve.  It doesn't really matter if I'm talking with trainers, consultants, or educators. I usually hear something like this: "We have our (training) courses inside of  ( INSERT NAME OF LMS HERE) . And, then we collaborate every week on  ( INSERT ZOOM, SLACK, GOOGLE MEET, ETC) " When did we start thinking / saying this?  Was this a prevalent phrase pre-pandemic? I don't remember hearing it then. (Perhaps I wasn't listening.) It's certainly a common paradigm now. More importantly, what impact does its arrival have on the way we structure our team's environments? For starters, it brings up a few odd questions. Aren't we naturally better learners when we collaborate? Aren't we better collaborators when we're learning along the way? Don't we do one better when we incorporate the other? When we think of the syst
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Form follows function: Platforms can transform the way we learn

  We welcome feedback, questions, and insights on the piece below. We learn best when we learn together. Everyone is familiar with "form follows function".  When architects design a building, they begin that process by understanding the function - the purpose - of the building. So,it begs the question: What are the outcomes (the functions) we want from the learners who take part in the learning experiences we structure? We all know the typical answers to this question. "We want learners who..." take action by applying knowledge collaborate with others, sharing ideas and feedback feel part of a team who can learn from each other are accountable to themselves and others for learning and sharing Yet, it's ironic that we structure isolated learning in platforms that are largely content repositories, storing videos and PDFs mixed in with an occasional quiz. It's time we re-think how we deliver learning. We need to re-think our concept that learning and collabora
  GIIM & Huddle Up Learning Sign Affiliation Agreement We are thrilled to announce our recent affiliation agreement below. A copy of the press release is shared below. More importantly, we are excited to be working with Jerry and the GIIM team to deliver an innovative learning alternative for their programs. =======================   Global Institute for IT Management (GIIM) and Huddle Up Learning Sign Affiliation Agreement   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Today, the Global Institute for IT Management (GIIM) and Huddle Up Learning announced an affiliation aimed to support GIIMs online/blended courses with an interactive delivery platform.   The agreement adds value to both organizations. GIIM is an established global provider of IT management education programs leading to certification in the topics of business, IT, and leadership. Huddle Up Learning is a newly launched online platform aiming to transform the way that online cohorts collaborate and learn by focusing on shared ideas and fe

Huddle Up: A Getting Started Guide for Users

Welcome to Huddle Up! This guide is to help Huddle Up Users get started. If you wish to learn more general information about Huddle Up, click here . If you are a potential Huddle Up Project Leader seeking to create your own interactive experience, we made a separate Getting Started Guide linked here . Your Interactive Platform We transform the way cohorts collaborate and learn by focusing on shared ideas and feedback  to build a more connected online community. CONTENTS OF THIS GUIDE Joining a Project User Dashboard General Overview How does Huddle Up work? How do I share ideas? How do I give and receive feedback? The Basics A "Ready" - Receive Information A "Run" - Take Action A "Huddle" - Give Feedback Communicating and Interacting within Huddle Up JOINING A PROJECT Join a project in two simple steps: Register. Click the link provided by the Project Leader. 1. Registering on Huddle Up: If you have a Google account, register with one click. Otherwise,

Huddle Up: A Getting Started Guide for Project Leaders

Welcome to Huddle Up! This guide is to help Huddle Up Project Leaders get started. If you wish to learn more general information about Huddle Up, click here . If you wish to join a project as a Huddle Up participant, click here . Your Interactive Platform We transform the way cohorts collaborate and learn by focusing on shared ideas and feedback  to build a more connected online community. CONTENTS OF THE GUIDE Registering on Huddle Up Creating a Project Inviting Users to Join Your Project Setting Up and Running Your Project General Overview Adding / Adjusting Content to your Project   Add a Ready Add a Run Add a Huddle Communicating and Interacting within Huddle Up REGISTERING ON HUDDLE UP If you have a Google account, register in just one click. Otherwise, create an account with any email and password combination. You will receive a confirmation email, please follow the instructions in the email. CREATING A PROJECT Your Dashboard lists all of the projects that you have joined and t

Huddle Up Announces Partnership with Prepare 4 VC

Today Huddle Up Learning , an online platform focused on collaborative cohort-based learning, announced their partnership with Prepare 4 VC , a Boston-based accelerator group founded in 2016 that assists budding entrepreneurs in the early stages of their startup. This partnership aims to add value to Prepare 4 VC’s entrepreneurial cohorts, while giving both companies in-roads into innovating the growing incubator and accelerator market This partnership highlights the belief of both organizations that a cohort focused on shared solutions and feedback is a meaningful way to help make learning more purposeful and simultaneously build relationships. New entrepreneurs are seeking more collaborative online environments where they can both receive and give critical feedback as they work through the start-up process. Prepare 4 VC’s team provides the expertise and tools to develop entrepreneurs’ professional skills. Huddle Up supports this process by providing an organized way for the entrepr