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We've had the Rotisserie running for almost a year now, and we've recently gotten a bunch of new users who've had a chance to try the system out. For those of you who have already hosted rotiseries, how have you used the rotisserie and what lessons have you learned? For those who are pondering using the system, what interesting uses for the rotisserie do you have in mind?
I'm out of town right now, but I did want to respond to this question because I thought it was a good idea. But, this will be very short.
I'd like to use is a product development area, when brainstorming ideas for a new piece of software. Then the collective input from a team could be mailed out to all respondents.
For brainstorming the responses should be hidden from participants until until everone has a chance to respond. The same stucture is useful in the virtual classroom to encourage independent thinking.
I thought H2O did that but maybe not, this is my first post, I am learning my way around.
Brainstorming is an interesting idea although I wonder about hidding resposnes from participants. Your brainstorm ideas could spark ideas in me that I hadn't considered. My ideas could do the same for another participant and so on. Brainstorming ideas comes easy to some people and not to others. It seems if there was a way to emulate small group brainstroming sessions in H2O that would control the flow of ideas and allow the participants to really drill down and explore topics thoroughly. If the point is to build independent thinking skills, this might be a way to provide a structure that allows students to learn these skills from each other. It would also allow the instructor or facilitator to follow the idea paths of each group.