Alternative to “best” practices?
Posted September 17, 2012on:
I find Storify to be a powerful and convenient tool for not just archiving Twitter conversations but also capturing key moments.
I used to have to copy and paste tweet URLs one by one, but the export-to-WordPress tool in Storify makes the process so much easier. I only wish there was a way to not publish immediately from Storify.
This is an initial conversation we are having in #edsg on alternatives to the term “best” practices [Storified version].
I think there are flawed assumptions behind “best” practices, namely 1) it does not take into account differences in context, and 2) “best” implies there is no room for improvement.
What is an alternative to “best” practices? I share a thought at the end of this entry.
I think that “success stories” is not a good alternative because we can learn a lot more from failure than from success. Shying from failure also creates aversion to risk and by extension to innovation.
I might go for “shared experiences”. As in the act of sharing (humbly, honestly, and simply) as well as the attempt to adapt the experiences to other contexts.