The Hive Chicago Learning Network is constantly generating knowledge and information while building innovative and transformative educational experiences for youth. Working in the Open promotes a culture where innovative projects can exist in a visible space accessible to other Network members and outside audiences. Working in the Open allows Hive Chicago to become “‘a network that learns’, a community that is continually generating, circulating and accumulating knowledge relevant to accomplishing our goals around serving youth in a connected world” (Hive Research Lab 2014).
At Hive Chicago, this is done by process documentation and real-time communications of the work. Openly sharing lessons, successes, and mistakes allows us to accumulate, generate, and share knowledge as a Learning Network. The Hive Portfolio serves as the “digital home” for all projects funded by the Hive Fund for Connected Learning. Please visit the Portfolio to see recent activity and learn about the projects.
Hive monthly meetups are a place where you can really put Working in the Open into practice. Using the Moonshots as an organizing framework, meetups create a space for discussion groups, projects groups, and workshops. Discussion groups create a space to demonstrate how the project serves as a solution to challenge in that Moonshot. Project groups create a space to invite others directly into drafting, designing, communicating, reviewing, providing feedback, or otherwise contributing to your work. Workshops are a place to share your learning directly via a skill share. In each case, network members have an opportunity to learn with you.
Key benchmarks toward meeting Working in the Open requirements.
|Grant Announcements||Project Start|
|Funded Project Cohort Kickoff||First Month|
|Funded Projects Showcase||First Month|
|Project Pages Fully Populated||First Month|
|Project Blog Post on Hive Chicago Blog||Once Every 6 Months|
|Project Updates at Convenings – Meetups or Community Calls||Once Every 6 Months|
|Process Documentation – linked to Page on Hive Portfolio||Ongoing|
|Hive Staff Site Visits – as scheduled||Ongoing|
|Completed Project Page||Upon Completion|
|Grant Reporting through Grant Central||Upon Completion|