>My current interest is in the use of technology in the learning
Mine too. Let's keep in touch.
>I have moderated an electronic open conference at Kodak called "the systems
thinking - learning organization conference" but shut it down last year. Not
many people were contributing.
I've moderated several open conferences and see the same thing happen. On
the other hand, I have an experience of facilitating/participating in an
ongoing face-to-face community of learners that has been meeting for almost
12 years. People come and go with the FTF group, but know they can come back
when they need to for the community or are interested in new topics of
Seems to me that with the electronic discussions there is less of the
physical sense of community. This learning organization dialogue gets around
this a bit thru introductions where people can present themselves--who they
are, what's important to them. The meat of this dialogue is often intensely
important to the participants which keeps them coming back. With
electronic discussions it's also not so easy to promote the topics--with
electronic discussions, it's up to the reader to participate. With the FTF
forum, we put out mailings monthly.
What happened with your discussion?
Alexia (Lexy) Martin
12950 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
408 366-0474 fax