The e-pioneer finds innovative solutions to problems.
What do we do when the server in the computer room goes down? It often takes a long time for technicians to get it up again. During this time the equipment in the room is idle and learners can’t use the facility.
The e-pioneer can not support this way of thinking.
Consider the lesson in innovation in Aesop’s fable about the Crow and the Bottle.
A crow perishing with thirst saw a bottle. Hoping to find water he flew to it with delight. When he reached it he discovered to his grief that it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it with his beak. He tried everything he could think of to reach the water, but all his efforts were in vain. At last he collected as many stones as he could carry and dropped them one by one with his beak into the bottle, until he brought the water within his reach and thus saved his life.
This story illustrates that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. In the case of a server that is down, find ways in which individual workstations can be used. Always explore alternatives.
When such stumbling blocks are encountered, e-pioneers will not sit back and allow a bottleneck to thwart their noble efforts – they will find pebbles to toss at the problem until it is solved.
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