Wow, I am now a member of my first online discussion forum. I joined the Teachers Forum, www.tki.org.nz/r/discuss I have read through the threads and it appears this was not the most supportive forum I could have become involved in.
I signed in and registered as a member, the sit looked very effecient with many threads in different areas of the school curriculum. As I have trained as a primary teacher, I thought it would be interesting to see what the lasted developments and questions were. Unfortunately it was not successful, the threads were old, the majority had not been used in 3o days and when I tried to get in touch with 2 of the members, they did not reply.
It appears that there were many short discussions, one or two entries per thread. Each thread appeared to ahve a moderator. They were asked questions and they endevoured to answer these for the person concerned. There is not a lot of discusion between members. When you open a profile of the moderator, it then states they are the on line facilitator. I don't think they understand the difference between these roles. No one wants to answer my questions. I guess I am a little dissapointed as I thought this would have been a good discussion group to become involved in.
I will have to go looking for a new discussion forum, to experience what it is truly like to be involved in an online community such as this.
If I do have a response from the participants I will be able to update my blog.
Hopefully I will have more luck with blogging communities.