Just as learning needs facilitation tingtool also needs the supervision of an experienced trainer who provides the following elements as a service to the participants.
Creating a text about the project in its entirety has several purposes:
a) It serves as an introduction and as a summary.
b) It defines possible boundaries, and distinctions to related topics.
c) It explains the purpose
Breaking down the still rather wide field of a learning project into topics is the next service the trainer is providing. Topics can be theoretical knowledge, executable practices or exercises, examples, case studies and pretty much anything you would expect in a class on a certain topic.
The trainers encourage a dialogue about the content by asking systemic questions concerning both the content and the participants.
While the learning process moves on, facilitators add more content and change the leading questions.
The so called boards are spaces, where the facilitators provide learning content. It is like a black board in school, a white board in a meeting room or a flipchart. The boards can contain text, images and videos.
Participants discuss and express their thoughts, insights and questions through the comments they write. They can refer to each other and to the content they get
Tings are events that structure the learning process over time. Tings are milestones in the journey such as face-to-face-workshops, webinars, meetings of sub-groups, due dates etc.
Of course this list of learning projects and their content is just a starting point for a selection process. Projects and topics can be added or removed.
Also we recommend that in big learning communities smaller peer groups (10 people) create sub-projects for just themselves to discuss individual learning needs, progress, failures and coaching issues.
Additionally all participants can create their own topics and share them with other participants.