Published on July 16, 2009
SCoPE …an open, online community for people like you are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor 2009 Improving University Teaching Sylvia Currie, BCcampus scope.bccampus.ca
Starting Point • Careful not to “over design” before launch • Essential communication tools • Core activity: monthly seminar discussions • Began with discussion about the community • Designed for busy people – No obligations – No guilt allowed! scope.bccampus.ca
Participation • 2,716 members • 63 countries • 43 seminars • 42 Special Interest Groups (SIGS) have been created • Over 80 members have volunteered to facilitate • 10,776 posts • 1,956,041 guest views scope.bccampus.ca
All facilitators are volunteers Archives available forever Forums, wikis, polls, etc clustered together by topic
Access to other tools like Elluminate RSS feeds from Embed content such as relevant discussions photos from Flickr
Full online conference… in a course: 226 delegates
Design for Success • Participation on the periphery • Community steward • Attention to history • Rhythm and variety, build anticipation • Focus on people and dialogue • Ideas for activities emerge through participation • Mutual exchange of services / collaboration • Different modes and levels of engagement scope.bccampus.ca
Challenges • Management of resources generated through participation • Integration with the Learn Together Collaboratory • Role of community steward – Presence – Identity – Transparent practice scope.bccampus.ca
Challenges We Don’t Have! • Spam • Inappropriate behaviour • Overwhelming inboxes • Concerns about unfinished discussions • Pressure to participate • Competition scope.bccampus.ca
Join us! http://scope.bccampus.ca scope.bccampus.ca
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