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WISH US LUCK!!

This is the last week of module 1 which we actually started working on our video. Unfortunately, one of our group mates quitted the program and we end up with four people in our group. This actually brought a big challenge to our group to get over with the work and dividing the tasks between four of us instead of five! This week we started making the video and we are still busy and focused on recording and drawing our final video. We also decided on making a new storyboard which would convey our final idea much better to the viewer as our previous storyboard was a bit vague and not clearly showed the message. Our final script which we wrote last week is a big help for us in recording session of the video. These, storyboard and script, actually help us a lot to organize our ideas and put them into a final video indeed. We distributed the tasks for video editing to Daniel and Li jing, Liu does the drawing as he is very talented in drawing, and I am in charge of writing the introduction and the conclusion of our video. I am also going to be the spokesperson and going to voice over the video! I am actually going to tackle this big challenge of speaking as fast as possible while introducing the cure of our idea to our NGO.

our new storyboard!
our new storyboard!

In my opinion, our team work this week was the best. All group members knew their tasks and were busy working on their tasks during project community class. The most important thing is our collaboration while everybody does a different task. We all very appreciate to help each other and make sure none is struggling with his or her tasks. As we were three groups with 3 different ideas for our NGO, we tried to make one storyline out of our 3 ideas and make a report of them to provide to our NGO as well. We are on our way to finishing the video and that means the end of project community. It was a great experience of working in groups, it had ups and downs in teamwork, I think it could have been done a lot better if we have gotten together earlier in previous weeks as well. Also most important group work, decision making, listening to others, tolerating each other, coming up with different ideas and putting it up together and meeting up made this project community a big challenge for me and my groupmates.

In short, wish us LUCK!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Blue Mood

WISH US LUCK!!

This is the last week of module 1 which we actually started working on our video. Unfortunately, one of our group mates quitted the program and we end up with four people in our group. This actually brought a big challenge to our group to get over with the work and dividing the tasks between four of us instead of five! This week we started making the video and we are still busy and focused on recording and drawing our final video. We also decided on making a new storyboard which would convey our final idea much better to the viewer as our previous storyboard was a bit vague and not clearly showed the message. Our final script which we wrote last week is a big help for us in recording session of the video. These, storyboard and script, actually help us a lot to organize our ideas and put them into a final video indeed. We distributed the tasks for video editing to Daniel and Li jing, Liu does the drawing as he is very talented in drawing, and I am in charge of writing the introduction and the conclusion of our video. I am also going to be the spokesperson and going to voice over the video! I am actually going to tackle this big challenge of speaking as fast as possible while introducing the cure of our idea to our NGO.

our new storyboard!
our new storyboard!

In my opinion, our team work this week was the best. All group members knew their tasks and were busy working on their tasks during project community class. The most important thing is our collaboration while everybody does a different task. We all very appreciate to help each other and make sure none is struggling with his or her tasks. As we were three groups with 3 different ideas for our NGO, we tried to make one storyline out of our 3 ideas and make a report of them to provide to our NGO as well. We are on our way to finishing the video and that means the end of project community. It was a great experience of working in groups, it had ups and downs in teamwork, I think it could have been done a lot better if we have gotten together earlier in previous weeks as well. Also most important group work, decision making, listening to others, tolerating each other, coming up with different ideas and putting it up together and meeting up made this project community a big challenge for me and my groupmates.

In short, wish us LUCK!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Blue Mood

Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – The first solution which came into our mind!!

This blog is going to focus on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which we had mentioned it in our previous blogs as well. This is not our final idea/solution yet, but can actually be another solution to be provided to our NGO. In terms of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, there are some essential points which are really necessary for our NGO, such as:

  • Join social media to help with funding
  • Reach media
  • Create ways to promote the NGO by creating a video to bring awareness and get more volunteers

In this case, our NGO really needs more volunteers by promoting their NGO through different ways.

“”Crowdfunding””

When talking about crowdfunding you are basically allowing the crowd to come in and support you. The first thing you need is a platform, for instance ‘Kickstarter’, then you need as much people you can to donate money to your organization. According to the research I have done, in my opinion crowdfunding can be very helpful as it can:

  • Allow your organization to grow even further
  • Reduce risks when trying to build a new company by the money you get

However, there are also some limitations in crowdfunding, one would be that it consumes a lot of time when trying to gain as much funds as possible and also you always have to prove your company is real and it is not some fraud, sometimes it is very hard to build people’s trust for something.

“”Crowdsourcing””

Just like crowdfunding, in crowdsourcing you are also inviting the crowd to come and take part in whatever you are doing. According to my research, crowdsourcing is all about allowing people to guide you or give you ideas over a particular subject. This particular subject could be very specific like designing a logo, where a group of people together will come up with a design. Crowdsourcing is also very helpful as:

  • Something better can be created as there will be more ideas by each person put together as one
  • It saves time

However, the limitations for crowdsourcing would be that it can only be done if the company has a lot of volunteers. Along with that the volunteers might be unreliable so you have to find the right people for your organization which can be hard and time consuming.

In case of our NGO, both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are very beneficial to allow the NGO to grow. The NGO needs a big amount of funds from people to establish. First what it needs is a firm platform and permanent donators which is also where the part ‘promotion’ comes in. However, our NGO has very few people working for it so it requires many volunteers and this can only be done by promoting themselves, at the moment our NGO has in no way done any effort in promoting so they really need to work on this. When they will have a lot of volunteers such as students they will be able to carry out to say ‘crowdsourcing’ in a proper way.

Keep Calm and Crowd fund it! Goodluck everyone!

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Week 5 – Networks, Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing

This week we worked on networkors, online social structures, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

A social network is a website that brings people together to talk, share ideas and to make new friends. Through the group research we found out that there are 6 big social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, linked in, blog and YouTube, and that they could be use for the benefit of our NGO. This social networks help millions of companies to get closer to people, it is the easies possible way of advertising and for almost free, and billions of people have access to it all around the world. Robotica Educativa has only a Facebook page from all the big social networks, Facebook is good for showing photos or sharing them although it would be helpful for the aim to have some others because other websites such as Twitter, is good for making new contacts and to develop new business relationships. To have a blog would be good too as Robotica Educativa would be able to provide the content and also it is very easy to control it. YouTube is probably the most different one of all as it provides visual information through videos, it would be great to see videos of everything involve in the project.

When we started working on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing we knew that they were possible solutions for the end of the project. They work by the collaboration of many people together to get things done. Crowdsourcing is great to diverse ideas in different ways and to get critical thinking about your work as you are getting all this new ideas from knowledge of many different people. Crowdfunding is when a large number of people gives (usually) small amounts of money to fund a project.

This week we learned that groups and networking are clearly ways that Robotica Educativa could use to get closer to more people and show the world what they are trying to do. Both crowdfunding and crowdsourcing together with networks would work fantastic to increase the number of people who knows about Robotica Educativa, the social networks would do the job of getting closer to people, and once people know about what they want to do is more than likely that a large number of people would be interesting in helping them anyhow they can.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Blue Mood

Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing – The first solution which came into our mind!!

This blog is going to focus on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which we had mentioned it in our previous blogs as well. This is not our final idea/solution yet, but can actually be another solution to be provided to our NGO. In terms of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, there are some essential points which are really necessary for our NGO, such as:

  • Join social media to help with funding
  • Reach media
  • Create ways to promote the NGO by creating a video to bring awareness and get more volunteers

In this case, our NGO really needs more volunteers by promoting their NGO through different ways.

“”Crowdfunding””

When talking about crowdfunding you are basically allowing the crowd to come in and support you. The first thing you need is a platform, for instance ‘Kickstarter’, then you need as much people you can to donate money to your organization. According to the research I have done, in my opinion crowdfunding can be very helpful as it can:

  • Allow your organization to grow even further
  • Reduce risks when trying to build a new company by the money you get

However, there are also some limitations in crowdfunding, one would be that it consumes a lot of time when trying to gain as much funds as possible and also you always have to prove your company is real and it is not some fraud, sometimes it is very hard to build people’s trust for something.

“”Crowdsourcing””

Just like crowdfunding, in crowdsourcing you are also inviting the crowd to come and take part in whatever you are doing. According to my research, crowdsourcing is all about allowing people to guide you or give you ideas over a particular subject. This particular subject could be very specific like designing a logo, where a group of people together will come up with a design. Crowdsourcing is also very helpful as:

  • Something better can be created as there will be more ideas by each person put together as one
  • It saves time

However, the limitations for crowdsourcing would be that it can only be done if the company has a lot of volunteers. Along with that the volunteers might be unreliable so you have to find the right people for your organization which can be hard and time consuming.

In case of our NGO, both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are very beneficial to allow the NGO to grow. The NGO needs a big amount of funds from people to establish. First what it needs is a firm platform and permanent donators which is also where the part ‘promotion’ comes in. However, our NGO has very few people working for it so it requires many volunteers and this can only be done by promoting themselves, at the moment our NGO has in no way done any effort in promoting so they really need to work on this. When they will have a lot of volunteers such as students they will be able to carry out to say ‘crowdsourcing’ in a proper way.

Keep Calm and Crowd fund it! Goodluck everyone!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Blue Mood

Week 5 – Networks, Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing

This week we worked on networkors, online social structures, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

A social network is a website that brings people together to talk, share ideas and to make new friends. Through the group research we found out that there are 6 big social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, linked in, blog and YouTube, and that they could be use for the benefit of our NGO. This social networks help millions of companies to get closer to people, it is the easies possible way of advertising and for almost free, and billions of people have access to it all around the world. Robotica Educativa has only a Facebook page from all the big social networks, Facebook is good for showing photos or sharing them although it would be helpful for the aim to have some others because other websites such as Twitter, is good for making new contacts and to develop new business relationships. To have a blog would be good too as Robotica Educativa would be able to provide the content and also it is very easy to control it. YouTube is probably the most different one of all as it provides visual information through videos, it would be great to see videos of everything involve in the project.

When we started working on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing we knew that they were possible solutions for the end of the project. They work by the collaboration of many people together to get things done. Crowdsourcing is great to diverse ideas in different ways and to get critical thinking about your work as you are getting all this new ideas from knowledge of many different people. Crowdfunding is when a large number of people gives (usually) small amounts of money to fund a project.

This week we learned that groups and networking are clearly ways that Robotica Educativa could use to get closer to more people and show the world what they are trying to do. Both crowdfunding and crowdsourcing together with networks would work fantastic to increase the number of people who knows about Robotica Educativa, the social networks would do the job of getting closer to people, and once people know about what they want to do is more than likely that a large number of people would be interesting in helping them anyhow they can.

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SweetSpot!

During this week, as learned in Personal branding, we all have found our sweet spot which can help us fulfill our potential. In our one tiny group, we also tried to find a way to connect with everyone’s sweet spot in order to help our project. We talked more to each other, we communicated smoothly, and we gradually understood the significance of project community for better communication with our prospective client.

Here is an illustration of our groups’ shared sweet spot!

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We are getting into it, we are enjoying it and we are having fun with it!

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Laura’s Superpower

red rocks
In Red Rock country. Not so far from Alan’s house.

Has it really already been 4 years that we have been doing Project Community together? Last spring we saw the 2nd group of students graduate, so it must be true. We are in our 5th year at IDE.

From rock climbing & Windsurfing in the USA, to Diving, Snowboarding and Wakeboarding here in Holland, I am most happy if there is sunshine and a slight breeze. The beach could be called my home, but the Red Rock Country of Arizona sure makes a close 2nd!

WHO IS LAURA STEVENS?
I’m a sports instructor, a Landscape Architect and an Architect turned teacher when I finally started to practice what I had been preaching for years… to Follow your passion! Yes, I really love this job!

I’ve written 2 books on women in the building industry called “Building Passion” and anyone wanting a free copy only needs to ask. They tell the women’s stories of why they love what they do so much, and by doing so, encourage other women to go for those top jobs most often controlled by men.

Coordinating must be one of my “things” since you will find me coordinating a lot this year. It could also be because I am slightly a control freak (saying “slightly” is being nice to myself). Starting off with the Introduction Week, Project Community and the Mentor Coaching (all of you will be assigned to a mentor) and later on with Design Exploration, you’ll see me in Area51 quite a bit. Loving to coordinate only has drawbacks if there are too many things at the same time.

My Superpower? Lifesaving

superpower laura
The Lifesaving will be popping up once in a while in my role as coordinator and as mentor.

I’m not a softy or a pushover – I’m sweet, but can be as hard as Lifesavers rock candy :-)

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