Orientation

Two Sites

edX

Our edX platform is where you will find the teachings (pre-recorded videos), live sessions, guest faculty interviews, readings, and descriptions of practices (tools and methods you can use offline to create change in your community). This is where you go to learn the core concepts of U.Lab.

Courseware Screenshot

PI U.Lab Site 

If you only want an intellectual understanding of the key concepts, use only the edX platform. If you want a real transformative experience, you need to also use the PI U.Lab site. This site offers features that allow you to co-create a deep action learning experience by joining a hub, coaching circle, and learning together with others. Below are the main elements, with descriptions of key features:

Updates

Key Features

  • Check the latest course announcements
  • Read articles curated by the U.Lab team, related to the themes of the course
  • Follow the U.Lab team's blog 
  • Submit your own blog posts in the Participant Reflections section

Updates Screenshot

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My Activity Stream

Key Features

  • Tracks your PI U.Lab site activity in one place
  • Lists which Hubs and Coaching Circle you have joined 
  • Shows Posts you've followed or added on the Discussion Board
  • Tracks new messages you've received
  • Watch a short introduction to these features here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTyrx0zvi54

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Participant Directory 

Key Features

  • Find out who else is participating in U.Lab
  • Green dot indicates participant is currently online
  • Filter by country or state (US only, currently), or search by keyword
  • Click a name to view that person's profile, including their U.Lab intention-setting questions

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Hubs 

Key Features

  • Search for a Hub near you
  • Create a virtual space for your Hub
  • Join a Hub, a post messages, photos, videos, and more for other Hub members

Hubs Screenshot

     

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    Coaching Circles

    Key Features

    • Find and join a group of six. 
    • Search for open groups based on the day and time you are available
    • If you already have a group (friends or colleagues) and want to "reserve" an online space - click "Hide Coaching Circle" to remove it from public listing
    • Private group space for conversation and sharing files, photos, and more
    • Launch Google Hangout from within your private group space

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    Listening Self-Assessment 

    Track changes in your own and our global listening capacities