We talked about social media like Twitter and different relations to people like true friends, fans, supporters, and the rest of the world.
- We want a free building, or ship
- Attract more students
- Funding new Students
- Housing of (international) students
- More schools (different locations)
- Students from outside the EU, more diversity amongst students
- More publicity
- More fans like Seth Godin
- More funds
- Possibilities for projects abroad
- More partners
After the students talked about their needs, the “crowd” was asked to talk about what they appreciate about Knowmads, which resulted in the following:
- Energetic, creative people
- Safe environment, self-actualization
- You and the world- relevance
After these steps we had to divide in different groups, where each group had to choose one problem and search for solutions.
Also, these questions needed to be adressed:
- What does our crowd look like?
- What can we do to embrace them (more than we already do)? What can we do to make them happy?
- What can we do together with them to solve our issues?
- What are we going to do now/ tomorrow? Action!
After making three groups and brainstorming for about an hour, we came up with a huge range of solutions, which we were then asked to present.
The focus of the small presentations was on point 4; taking action.
Pieter convinced Ritzo (we helped) to come again next month.
By that time, we want to address the following points:
- LinkedIn (LinkedIn person account next to the existing Knowmads group)
- Lectures, networking Event ( we want to focus more on networking to connect our partners to each other)
- Open Solutions Day (we will organize a day where everybody (anybody!) can come to our school and challenge us to find solutions)
- Wishlist on blog (we will write down all our needs and make them public, so that sponsors/partners can find more interesting/beneficial ways to help us out)
- Parents/relatives (Since they are our (natural) true friends we want to connect them to each other and also tell them about what we do, and how they could support us)
- Feed forward (we want to know exactly what our partners think about us. What they like, what they miss, and why they want to work with us)
After the presentation we did a quick check-out, where all the participants could share their experience and feelings to “close” the official part of the lecture.
Thanks again to Ritzo ten Cate, it was a great afternoon and I really enjoyed it!!!
For me, the first experience in Crowdsourcing was very good. I think it was very interesting that we had a very diverse crowd, young people (knowmads and others) and more experienced people from outside, and all really ‘clicked’. I learned that as long as you follow some questions it is really easy to dive into topics and start brainstorming even if you don’t know each other.
It was also really interesting to see people interacting and inspiring each other.
I’m just thinking if we could use crowdsourcing to evaluate knowledge (books, research articles, even experience ) for getting a better overview which kind of information is ” the most valuable”.
What kind of experience do you have with Crowdsourcing?