Thinking inside the box

So far this year I’ve heard a couple of instances where I’ve been told to ‘think outside the box’ and I thought … “but what if there’s nothing wrong with the box?”

For me, when someone says’ think outside the box’ it’s all about taking a different approach or different view of the same issue and being creative in thinking about what needs attention and what needs ‘solving’. This puts the emphasis on the ‘thinking’ part of the statement.

Thought – Perhaps I’m always thinking outside the box if I don’t see the value of thinking outside of the outside of the box?

But for some, the emphasis is on the ‘box’. If you think of the box holding the institutionally recognised and supported tools, does the box have the tools you want? For this post I’m going to take this route, thinking about the box (the VLE, the CMS, the LMS, the approved list of tools your institution supports, etc.). Sometimes we don’t need a new box or tool, but perhaps a new way of using or viewing it?

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