May 252015
 

성당에서 미사를 드리고 나오는 길에 이젤 패드에 붙어있는 ‘주님의 기도’를 바치기 전에… 라는 글을 보았습니다. 주님의 기도는 일상적으로 많이 드리는 기도이기 때문에 이제 기계적으로 아무런 감흥 없이 반복해왔었는데, 이 글을 보면서 앞으로 단 한 번 기도를 하더라도, 그 뜻을 생각하고 나의 생각과 말과 행위를 성찰하는 것이 더 중요하다는 것을 느낍니다.

‘주님의 기도’를 바치기 전에…

당신이 만약 세상의 것들만 생각하고 있다면
‘하늘에 계신’이라고 말하지 마십시오.

당신이 이기주의 속에서 혼자 떨어져 살고 있다면
‘우리’라고 말하지 마십시오.

당신이 매일 아들로서 처신하지 않는다면
‘아버지의 이름이 거룩히 빛나시며’라고 말하지 마십시오.

당신이 그분과 물질적인 성취를 혼동하고 있다면
‘아버지의 나라가 오시며’라고 말하지 마십시오.

그분의 뜻을 고통스러울 때 받아들이지 않는다면
‘아버지의 뜻이 이루어지소서.’라고 기도하지 마십시오.

약도, 집도, 직장도, 미래도 없이 굶주리는 사람들을 걱정하지 않는다면
‘오늘 저희에게 일용할 양식을 주시고’라고 말하지 마십시오.

당신의 형제에 대하여 한을 품고 있다면
‘저희 죄를 용서하시고’라고 말하지 마십시오.

당신이 죄짓기를 계속하는 마음을 가지고 있다면
‘저희를 유혹에 빠지지 않게 하시고’라고 말하지 마십시오.

단호하게 악을 반대하는 편에 서지 않는다면
‘악에서 구하소서.’라고 말하지 마십시오.

주님의 기도의 말씀들을 진지하게 생활하고 있지 않다면
‘아멘’이라고 말하지 마십시오.

May 012011
 

As a trainer of some corporate training courses, I have been researched how I could make the classroom environment more engaging, interactive, and collaborative. Thanks to the dozens of social web technologies, we have variety of tools available for our classroom training. We have more millennials who are very accustomed to public social web services and it is definitely an opportunity for most of the trainers to enhance the level of audience participation by harnessing the power of social web tools. I would like to introduce a series of my own facilitating experience in the context of several corporate training programs. I learned and observed the live working example of these tools from Social Learning Bootcamp 2010, Social Media for Trainers, and Directory of E-Learning Tools. Of course, I would like to share my own practices which were tested several times in the real classroom situation. The very first one of this series is: How to collect real-time feedback from your audience.

There are some traditional Classroom Performance Systems (CPS) in the market (for example, CPS student response system). Those CPSs require some hardware and software combination to collect the audience feedback. Usually the trainer needs to distribute a remote controller (student response system) to each participant to collect individual feedback to the trainer’s hardware system. There is a much better way! You don’t need any hardware, software installation, no special device for the participants. Poll Everywhere is one of the most famous synchronous response collection services on the web.

You can create your own poll (whether it is a free text poll or multiple choice poll) without signing up. Of course, once you signed up, you can manage your polls and reuse it and have several more options. The best part of PollEverywhere is there are many different ways to send response. Participants in the classroom can send their response by:

  • Sending text message to a designated phone number
  • Submitting a code in Poll4.com website using their PC or smartphone
  • Submit a code mentioning @poll4 in their Twitter account

When Poll Everywhere receives a response, the results are updated on the animated charts (for multiple choice polls) or the text wall (for free text polls). The trainer may decide to project the live results on screen like this:

Poll4 live chart example

The free version of Poll Everywhere gives us up to 30 responses quota for each poll. This 30 response limitation is still working well for mid sized class. I used this several times in different classes and different purposes: a mutual evaluation of team presentation, a simple question or quiz, a simple survey of user preference, and a free floating idea collection. It is very powerful for the poll creator and extremely easy for the respondents. Learners and I enjoyed the time when the live chart changes as more participants respond in real time!

Remember that as a trainer and poll creator, you have to go to http://polleverywhere.com and create a poll, and the audience can respond at http://poll4.com. It’s quite simple but quite effective to make your event or class more engaging and fun!