Hello Sylvia and everyone,
Sorry for my late response!
- What have you liked about SCoPE?
I like the sense of community, and the diversity of the community. While social media is fun, this format, to me, allows for deeper exchange and continuity.
I like the seminars-- giving and either participating or reading. The forum to email features of this platform allow for both in-depth posting and casual reading.
- What would you change?
- What are your ideas for future activities?
I would like to see more seminars on research-oriented topics as well as the instructional approaches typically covered. I would like to see more focus on graduate-level teaching and learning.
I would like to see some more in-depth classes, perhaps longer than the 2-3 week seminars.
- How has SCoPE helped you?
I feel connected with others of like mind.
- How do you think SCoPE can be improved to have more impact?
I am not sure how to create the opportunity for more in-depth, engaged seminars with consistent participation. On one hand, making seminars free means they are open, on the other hand perhaps a small fee (and honorarium for facilitator) might encourage those who sign up to make an effort to consistently participate.
It would be interesting to create some tie-ins with writing and publishing. Might SCoPE be a place where one could find research and writing partners, contributors, etc.? Perhaps developing relationships with relevant journals and/or publishers? Or even e-book distributors for self-publishing?
- Where do you see the community going in the next few years?
I hope the community will grow and that it can foster improved teaching, learning and research!