Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thing 23 At The End

The end of the trip. Just like France, where I had to get on a plane and come home to the "real" world. In some of my earlier blogs I've reflected on what I've learned going through the 23 Things. So I won't dwell on those comments but now, having completed the survey, e-mailed my multi-type to tell them I've finished, and with a good night's sleep, here are a few final comments about this experience.

I know, for one, that I'll go back and continue to play around with a lot that I've been exposed to in this course. I want to dive deeper, to find out more about some of the Things, and to use them in my work. Beyond that, I want to read some of the other blogs from others in Minnesota who participated. I've had one fed to me by RSS, so I've been able to keep up with that one, but I want to read more and get a broader sense of what people learned and experienced (thinking, at the same time, that I might pick up another hint of something to do with a tool).

Plane rides, especially the long 8 hour ones from Europe, give you some time to think and reflect on the experience. While I was in France I kept a journal of my experiences. I've gone back to that journal a number of times since the trip. I'll probably come back to some of the entries in this blog again, too, and reflect on what I've learned. At the same time, I'm going to continue this blog. I doubt that there will be many readers. Its mostly for my benefit. But if there is the odd tidbit I find or write about that brings something meaningful to someone else, then that's a good thing too.

I want to thank all the people who made this possible. This took a lot of time and effort to put together, but it was very much worth it. Thank you!

One final thought: I'm wondering if there will be any kind of follow-up or presentations or sessions at MLA or some such venue or conference. I think it would be fun to bring the 23 Things community together, physically, for a time of reflection and interaction. Just a thought. Anyway, thanks, again!

1 comment:

Ann WS said...

Congrats on finishing all 23 with time to spare! I enjoyed your blog and all the comments on the Things.

We have proposed programs at MLA and MEMO for fall conferences and also hope to have a reception of some sort so people can meet face to face. Lots of comments in the final posts about wanting to stay in touch.

More on a stick scheduled for fall or winter! Stay tuned.