Tuesday, May 10, 2005

eLearning and Collaboration

Today another round of on-line workshops were held in the www.alado.net/econference portal. the last one was followed by an extended conversation between four or five people in several different states and two countries.

The question was, "how do we find owners/partners to embed reflective thinking forums in hundreds of business, faith groups, social and alumni groups, etc?"

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it takes to make effective tutor/mentor programs available in all of the place where they are needed. I draw on research that tells me why we need to do this, maps that show where such programs are needed, and the example of many programs to give me ideas on what types of programs could exist in any neighborhood.

How can we encourage and support this same type of thinking in hundreds of different places, but use common maps and volunteer databases to point people to places where they are needed, and to make it easier for volunteers and programs to connect?

Can anyone frame this question better?

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