Yes, I'll just add that I LOVE this group exactly the way it is.
In my work life, I'm in the middle of a three-year grant-funded project to study the
ways that Communities of Learning, Inquiry and Practice (CLIPs) can enhance learning,
strengthen capacity and nourish the rapid spread of innovation through supporting active
and open exchange of ideas, questions and solutions among peers (people facing similar
problems but from diverse backgrounds and sites).
I have frequently used SharedWeight as an example of a virtual platform that functions
exactly as it should -- friendly, accessible, fast-turn around time for
"emergency" questions, but also opportunities for slower-paced reflection on the
evolution of the work. I know of so many organizations that are struggling with exactly
this question -- how to create online communities that people will actually make the time
to use, and use respectfully.
Kudos to Chris and Seth for hitting on the right idea at the right time, and thanks so
much to all of you for your generosity in sharing such useful and timely advice!
On Mar 29, 2011, at 10:01 AM, JohnFreem(a)aol.com wrote:
I'm perfectly happy with the current setup.
There's not a lot of clutter or
spamming going on. Maybe we're not an attractive demographic for the
The group has enough members so that there is likely to be someone who can
provide an answer or advice for most topics, but not so many that we'd be
overwhelmed by responses.
John B. Freeman, SFTPOCTJ
Ann Arbor, MI
Callers mailing list
PO Box 45
Taftsville, VT 05073