SCoPE
…an open, online community for
       people like you

                       are needed to see this picture.
      ...
Starting Point
•   Careful not to “over design” before launch
•   Essential communication tools
•   Core activity: monthly...
Participation
• 2,716 members
• 63 countries
• 43 seminars
• 42 Special Interest Groups
  (SIGS) have been created
• Over ...
All facilitators
             are volunteers




              Archives available forever




Forums, wikis, polls, etc
  ...
Co-constructed wiki
Access to other tools
                         like Elluminate




  RSS feeds from          Embed content such as
relevan...
Full online conference…
in a course: 226 delegates
Design for Success
• Participation on the periphery
• Community steward
• Attention to history
• Rhythm and variety, build...
Challenges
• Management of resources generated through
  participation
• Integration with the Learn Together
  Collaborato...
Challenges We Don’t Have!
•   Spam
•   Inappropriate behaviour
•   Overwhelming inboxes
•   Concerns about unfinished disc...
Join us!

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This presentation is part of panel discussion with Nancy Randall, Tom Carey, Paul Stacey, and Andrew Marchand at the 2009 Improving University Teaching conference: http://www.iutconference.org/

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Creating Collaborative Online CoPs

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. All facilitators are volunteers Archives available forever Forums, wikis, polls, etc clustered together by topic
  5. 5. Co-constructed wiki
  6. 6. Access to other tools like Elluminate RSS feeds from Embed content such as relevant discussions photos from Flickr
  7. 7. Full online conference… in a course: 226 delegates
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Challenges • Management of resources generated through participation • Integration with the Learn Together Collaboratory • Role of community steward – Presence – Identity – Transparent practice scope.bccampus.ca
  10. 10. Challenges We Don’t Have! • Spam • Inappropriate behaviour • Overwhelming inboxes • Concerns about unfinished discussions • Pressure to participate • Competition scope.bccampus.ca
  11. 11. Join us! http://scope.bccampus.ca scope.bccampus.ca
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