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SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning
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SCoPE Community: Essential Elements for Informal Learning

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A CADE-AMTEC presentation by Heather Ross and Sylvia Currie about the SCoPE community http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca May, 2007

A CADE-AMTEC presentation by Heather Ross and Sylvia Currie about the SCoPE community http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca May, 2007

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    • 1. SCoPE Community Essential Elements for Informal Learning Sylvia Currie, SFU Heather Ross, SIAST
    • 2. Met in person for the first time today!
    • 3. Overview <ul><li>Background of SCoPE </li></ul><ul><li>Elements, emphases, and catalysts </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence that SCoPE is a virtual learning community </li></ul><ul><li>The work that is needed </li></ul>
    • 4. About SCoPE <ul><li>Launch fall, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Free, open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and build on SFU interests and expertise and also serve an international audience </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the use of SCoPE for research on online communities </li></ul>
    • 5. Starting Point <ul><li>Simple, web-based environment </li></ul><ul><li>Essential communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>Careful not to “over design” before launch </li></ul><ul><li>Began with discussion about the community </li></ul><ul><li>Core activity: monthly seminar discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for busy people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No obligations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No guilt allowed! </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. Elements of Communities <ul><li>Selznik (1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Historicity </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Mutuality </li></ul><ul><li>Plurality </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Schwier (2001) - </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>An orientation to the future </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
    • 7. Historicity <ul><li>“ Let&apos;s get started. I really liked how Richard set up the last seminar so I&apos;m going to do something similar. ” (Heather Ross - 5 November 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the last seminar on online facilitation, Nick and Sylvia used some tools to give us an ‘at a glance’ overview of the discussions. We’ll also be using these tools in this session.” Therese Weel 4 April, 2007 </li></ul>
    • 8. Identity <ul><li>Discussions about SCoPE </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on name, logo </li></ul><ul><li>Members’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation of contributions: “I want to acknowledge David for sharing his cogent notes on our seminar so far. They provide a useful and succinct picture of where we’ve been and where else we might go… (Sarah Haavind 2 June, 2006 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul>
    • 9. Participation <ul><li>880 members </li></ul><ul><li>43 countries </li></ul><ul><li>28 members have volunteered to facilitate seminars </li></ul><ul><li>16 Special Interest Groups have been created </li></ul><ul><li>3,531 posts </li></ul><ul><li>99,211 guest views </li></ul>
    • 10. Autonomy <ul><li>In keeping with the tradition at SCoPE, newcomers, latecomers, lurkers, and passersby are always welcomed! </li></ul><ul><li>Not all participants are visible </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to become familiar with the culture </li></ul><ul><li>Model respectful communication </li></ul><ul><li>To date zero instances of inappropriate behaviour </li></ul>
    • 11. Plurality &amp; Mutuality <ul><li>Encourage association with related groups </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity / mutual exchange of services and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing in knowledge and examples from outside groups </li></ul>
    • 12. Technology: Access and Communication <ul><li>Different modes and levels of engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email subscriptions to forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisible presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incidental learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spontaneous entry into a discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Been lurking asynchronously, but my activation threshold has been reached and I have to jump in with some desultory comments.” </li></ul><ul><li>Corrie Bergeron - 26 January 2007 </li></ul>
    • 13. Technology: Co-Construction <ul><li>Smartcopy/ referencing </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>3rd party tools </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-referencing earlier forums </li></ul><ul><li>Marginalia for tracking/summarizing </li></ul><ul><li>Search by individual forum or entire group </li></ul>
    • 14. Future <ul><li>Members decide the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for seminar topics emerge through participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special interest groups to continue discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlike traditional courses with start and end dates, SCoPE continues and is shaped by members’ interests </li></ul>
    • 15. Learning <ul><li>“ SCoPE is such an amazing learning environment. See you on the 4th!” (Ian McLeod 2 April 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge in workplaces and local communities (plurality) </li></ul>
    • 16. Integration
    • 17. The work that is needed <ul><li>Organize discussion threads for casual participation </li></ul><ul><li>Management of resources generated through participation </li></ul><ul><li>Porous boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to advance our work together </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate our accomplishments </li></ul>
    • 18. Join us! http://scope. lidc . sfu .ca

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