Creating Collaborative Online CoPs

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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/

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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  • 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. 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. 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. All facilitators are volunteers Archives available forever Forums, wikis, polls, etc clustered together by topic
  • 5. Co-constructed wiki
  • 6. Access to other tools like Elluminate RSS feeds from Embed content such as relevant discussions photos from Flickr
  • 7. Full online conference… in a course: 226 delegates
  • 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. 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. Challenges We Don’t Have! • Spam • Inappropriate behaviour • Overwhelming inboxes • Concerns about unfinished discussions • Pressure to participate • Competition scope.bccampus.ca
  • 11. Join us! http://scope.bccampus.ca scope.bccampus.ca