Here are the steps to participating and getting started with the Fall 2013 Collaborative Explorations: Creative Thinking for All.
Familiarize yourself with the case / scenario for the Collaborative Exploration you are interested in. You can access the case / scenario descriptions from the main page of the current series. You should also make sure you understand the structure and expectations of Collaborative Explorations.
In order to coordinate schedules for each Collaborative Exploration, we ask that you submit a simple application noting your interest in participating. The application can be found here: http://bit.ly/CEApply.
One week prior to the start of each Collaborative Exploration there will be a preview session using Google+ Hangouts to answer questions and familiarize potential participants to the structure, expectations and technical arrangements. You do NOT need to apply before joining the preview session.
Once you have applied, go to the Google+ community for the Collaborative Exploration you are interested in and ask to "Join the Community." You can find link to the Google+ Communities on the current main page. You can also find instructions on using Google+ Communities in the section Social Media Guide.
The time and date of the preview and subsequent weekly sessions will be determined by the applications received. The time and dates will also be published on the Collaborative Exploration calendar and current series main page. You can find instructions on using Google+ Hangouts in the section Social Media Guide.