Learning from my earlier round, this time in addition to revising the handouts (with a more detailed step-by-step guides), I prepared more scenarios for participants' to work on. For instance:
- Share your favourite recipe (e.g. Ingredients, Preparation)
- Provide directions to your favourite eating places in Singapore
- Create a website to publicise your seminar/ talk at Civil Service College. The site should allow participants to RSVP their attendance, and also directions to the venue.
- Construct an Educational website (please decide on a topic/ theme, e.g. Learning to Play the Guitar). Each page should have links to text and multimedia content. Include a Discussion section.
- Your boss has asked you to plan a trip to a deserted island, where you have to stay for at least TWO weeks. Create a site to help plan your adventure.
Interestingly, no one took up #5. The most popular activity was the one on sharing one's favourite recipe. I wonder if this would be the same in the next run.
Before that, I wanted to manage the participants' expectations. I drew this on the while board:
My explanation was this:
- 50% of the workshop will be on "How to create a Wiki/ edit pages/ How a Wiki works".
- The other 50% has nothing to do with Wikis, or any social media platform; it's really about planning/ creating what you'd like to communicate to your audience.
- 80% of you would probably never edit/ create a wiki after the workshop.
- Finally, the Bicycle Analogy: Some one may show you how to built a bicycle and how to ride it. But ultimately, only you can decide where you want to go.
p.s. shared this at Facebook, if you can see it.