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Is lurking working?
Hróbjartur Árnason
University of Iceland
EDEN 2016
hrobjartur@hi.is
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What IS lurking?
Participating in learning
BUT
#1 Never Posting
#2 Posting seldom
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What is the problem?
• Are they learning (enough)?
• What do they gain from their
form of participation?
• Are drop-outs f...
Influencing factors
1. Online community
2. Individual characteristics
3. Online behaviour
4. Commitment
5. Quality
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Why Lurk?
• Learning environment
• Personal attributes
• Situational reasons
Other aspects
• What you see is at most
the tip of the iceberg
• Lurking as a strategy:
different roles in
different setti...
Strategies
• Plan for various needs / types of participants / etc.
• Induction
• Make sure technology works
• Help partici...
Methods
• eTivities
• Groups
• Brainstorming
• MindMapping
• Structured discussions (6 hats,
positive/negative, positive /...
PSST!
More info:
islurkingworking.wordpress.com
http://tiny.cc/lorking
hrobjartur@hi.is
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Is Lurking Working?

  1. 1. Is lurking working? Hróbjartur Árnason University of Iceland EDEN 2016 hrobjartur@hi.is CC BY Some rights reserved by Metro Centric
  2. 2. What IS lurking? Participating in learning BUT #1 Never Posting #2 Posting seldom CC BY Some rights reserved by Metro Centric
  3. 3. What is the problem? • Are they learning (enough)? • What do they gain from their form of participation? • Are drop-outs failures / did we fail them? CC BY Some rights reserved by Shaylor
  4. 4. Influencing factors 1. Online community 2. Individual characteristics 3. Online behaviour 4. Commitment 5. Quality CC BY Some rights reserved by Marina del Castell
  5. 5. CC BY Some rights reserved by fortherock Why Lurk? • Learning environment • Personal attributes • Situational reasons
  6. 6. Other aspects • What you see is at most the tip of the iceberg • Lurking as a strategy: different roles in different settings • „Legitimate peripheral participation “
  7. 7. Strategies • Plan for various needs / types of participants / etc. • Induction • Make sure technology works • Help participants learn to use the technlology • Get „everybody in the same Boat“ • Create inclusion in group • Give useful feedback • Encourage particpation • Expect participation
  8. 8. Methods • eTivities • Groups • Brainstorming • MindMapping • Structured discussions (6 hats, positive/negative, positive / interesting / negative SWOT etc.) • Support groups • Regular short videos • Expect learners to comment (ponts…) Situation • Sdfsdfs • sdaffsd Dream situation • Sdfsdfsf • sdfsdf How to get there • Sdfsdf • aælskjfæalsdkjf Random ideas • Sdfsf • læaskfæaljf
  9. 9. PSST! More info: islurkingworking.wordpress.com http://tiny.cc/lorking hrobjartur@hi.is CC BY Some rights reserved by Metro Centric

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