As faculty, we're always trying to engage our students better," Smith-Robbins says. "If we see them using a tool like Facebook, there's this huge temptation to say, 'Well, I use Facebook in class,' because that's where they're at. More times than not, it doesn't work because it has to be a pedagogical decision first, rather than a technology decision. Plus, all these tools have their own culture and if you try to use them for something different, you're more often than not going to make mistakes."
Most of us, if we're honest, work like this: Act-->Act-->Act We rush from task to task, often trying to multi-task in a vain attempt to be more productive, with barely room to breathe in our frantic days.
“All my successes have been built on my failures.” – Benjamin Disraeli
The development community is failing… to learn from failure. Instead of recognizing these experiences as learning opportunities, we hide them away out of fear and embarrassment.
No more. This site is an open space for development professionals who recognize that the only “bad” failure is one that’s repeated. Those who are willing to share their missteps to ensure they don’t happen again. It is a community and a resource, all designed to establish new levels of transparency, collaboration, and innovation within the development sector.
Get involved – share failures, build knowledge and encourage others to do the same – so we all benefit, today.
You have to celebrate with equal gusto whether the project is a failure or a success — @charleneli I’m not asking that you just accept failure; instead, I’m asking that you make your organization resilient in the face of failure...