Think, Know, Prove

Think, Know, Prove is a regular Saturday feature, where a topic with both mystery and importance is posted for community discussion. The title is a shortened version of the Investigative Mantra: What do we think, what do we know, what can we prove? and everything from wild speculation to resource referencing fact is welcome here.

Today’s, TKP is a sort of Meta assignment–an assignment about the Harold Lounge. So far, so good, I think. But that’s easy for me to say. I’d like to know what we need more of here, and how to get it. I’ve got my own ideas, but if this is ever to be a real, vital community for the entire faculty, then it will have to get a bit more out of my own head. I assume that if you’re still coming here regularly, then you think it has some value, so I’m not fishing for compliments here. I’m looking for ideas about how to spread the word, or make it better, more relevant, more useful so that others will come here, too, share their knowledge, and benefit all of us.

Would a workshop on how to do a blog post at the Harold be a good idea? An open invite to anyone and everyone to post whatever they want, whenever they want? Should we control for the posters and postings by forming a committee (yikes!) with members? Should we just keep plugging away and continue to have faith that since we have built it, they will come?

What do you know, what do you think, what can you prove?

(PS: I am going to be reducing the number of posts–taking a weeklong hiatus of sorts–that I write this week, so as to encourage all of us to get a little space and a little fresh air for the final push. All of the regular features will return a week from Sunday, starting with “Next Up!”)

2 thoughts on “Think, Know, Prove

  1. Think:
    I think I’m addicted to the Harold Lounge.

    Know:
    I know this is an important forum for faculty which has been long-awaited. I know more faculty would post things if they looked at this site more often. I’d like to see that happen.

    Prove:
    I would like to send an e-mail to all faculty to talk about what this site has meant to me in the short time it has been available – to prove to folks that we do have a voice and that it is terribly important that we communicate with each other.

    Back to think – I think folks need to be reminded that it is here. The first day it was announced, i signed up for it so i get updates when things are added. I also sign up for updates to particular sections and conversations. I think if folks did not initially sign up for it, they may not realize how often things are posted. i think if regular followers of the Harold Lounge send ‘all faculty” an e-mail message about how we have made use of the forum, it may encourage more folks to check it out and to post comments.

    join me in spreading the word!

    Happy Monday everyone.
    Now starts the crazy downhill sprint to Week 16. Good luck!

  2. HWC lounge is my favorite procrastination tool. I’m going to try to answer a few of the questions before TKPing.

    Would a workshop on how to do a blog post at the Harold be a good idea?
    Perhaps. FDW could be a venue for such a thing. We could also create an online tutorial to encourage folks to venture into that wild thing called the internet.

    An open invite to anyone and everyone to post whatever they want, whenever they want?
    Maybe, though I fear things could get a bit more cluttered.

    Should we control for the posters and postings by forming a committee (yikes!) with members? Should we just keep plugging away and continue to have faith that since we have built it, they will come?
    No and yes, and yes. The committee could share the burden of posting perhaps.

    I think
    i’m glad the lounge is around and I can waste my time on it. Wasting time is by no means a negative thing despite its connotation, though philosophically (or even mathematically) the notion of wasting or spending time is fuzzy.

    I know
    the lounge is something that HWC really needed.

    I can prove everything with enough time. 🙂 No, the proof is in the pudding. I visit a few times each day and will continue to do so. I’m always interested to hear about what’s going on and what others think.

    What do you know, what do you think, what can you prove?

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