Jillian Clarke's - Starting an online discussion forum for health professionals in a large organisation
Hi Jillian, I too am interested in your question. I wonder if the reluctance to participate could be linked to the quality of the invitation and the level of commitment it offers potential participants to sign up for. It could also be linked to familiarity and ease of use of the tools required to participate. The other thing I often think is unclear is the level of participation expected of a participant. Am I being invited to: listen to an expert, listen to other people discuss a topic, contribute my own ideas, ask questions, receive feedback on my questions, listen to responses to other people's questions, share my reflections and insights on the patterns I see emerging in the conversation, listen to other people sharing their reflections and insights, voting on topics, making group decisions, collaborate with others to work together on a project, make an agreement to meet again?