Ref - Maria wrote on the " LFEO - How we use the Internet" thread:
".......I would like to explore with your guide many
tools. But at the moment I ask you if it would be possible to meet
together using a chatting tool and some wiki or other similar tool. I
think that if we are many people and some of them have linguistic
problems, we need to integrate chatting with some common writing
I like your idea very much, let's explore further. How can we
best arrange it? Maybe we should focus on your specific needs and
questions, and then see who can answer them.
I am thinking of something a bit like the "master classes" I have
seen on TV where a music student has a lesson from an expert in front
of an audience. However, I don't know if we can find one individual expert to teach you (certainly I am not a techie expert) - but this is the LearningFromEachOther group so that is not a problem- we can just share what we know. Perhaps you and I should chose a "time and place" to meet, and
then invite others to join us. I think we'll call it a "Teach-in"
rather than a "Master Class". If we all work through your questions, sharing what knowledge and
experiences we have, we should all manage to learn something.
Comparing our Teach-in to a
~ You will be "the student";
~ The people who offer information to you
will be like "the master"
~ Anyone who comes along to lurk will be
If there is time at the end then we could let "the
audience" ask "the master" their own questions - but the focus and
structure would come from your interests and needs.
You mentioned combining chat with other approaches including the wiki, and finding
ways to overcome linguistic problems. Please share more of your ideas
about how we should do this. It would be lovely to develop a format
which will really fill the need.