You know, that's a good point. This is our second Learning Community and
we're approaching it the same way that we approached the first one since it
was successful and resulted in presentation opportunities, etc. for
participants. Personally I think we have a "virtual fence" because we're
looking for people who are interested in actively participating all of the
aspects of our Learning Community. So, in that respect, we're equating an
application process with a commitment to active participation.
Is there a particular example of a successful learning community-esque
project that operated successfully without an application process that you
have in mind? If so, please share the information. We're always looking to
improve upon our community offerings.
Thanks for your comment and for any information you'd like to share!
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM, BWS Johnson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> What's with the virtual fence? What are the benefits of limiting
> BWS Johnson
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