What makes the Articulate Community great?
I was reading the post mentioned on the Word of Month Blog @IWantToELearn shares a link to 5 reasons to join Articulate e-learning community and I have to say I agree completely. I was actually thinking about this early this week as I was using the Moodle forum site and realised how much I hate it.
I don't know about you, but I am constantly checking the forums to see what people are saying, checking out screenr to see if there is something new and I wait religiously for the Word of Mouth and Toms blogs (even outside of work!) just because its so interesting!
I want to ask you all... What do you think it is that makes this community great? I want to start setting up learning communities for my students to share ideas etc and I want to make it something students want to get involved in, not something compulsory!
My starting ideas are:
- The design is appealing - it's clean, interesting and over all visually engaging (compare it to the Moodle or adobe sites...yuck - no offense to anyone out there!)
- The amount of knowledge - it's amazing the amount of time people are prepared to put in to answering questions, like creating screenrs etc.
- The care the staff put in to answering every post.
- The free stuff - we're all love a good freebie!
Anyway, these are a few of my thoughts. I'm also interested in knowing if anyone else is a part of a community they think is great as well??