Recorded Webinar: DGroups: Building Effective Online Communities in Your Organization
Have you ever looked for an easy solution to create networks and communities of practice within your organization?
Would you like a simple, non-commercial tool, respectful of privacy for team discussions?, - In need of a knowledge exchange solution that is compatible with low bandwidth users in the South?
THEN, DGROUPS CAN OFFER YOU THE PERFECT SOLUTION !
You are invited to WATCH this recorded Webinar on :
Though you are welcome to watch all the recording, you can also jump straight to the part that you may be more interested in:
- An introduction about Dgroups, by Saskia Harmsen:
Dgroup is a longstanding successful development initiative that promotes dialogue. Supported by over 20 organizations, it currently engages over 290 000people in all countries and territories of the world. It offers an easy to use email tool and an online platform for small or large groups that benefit from networks and discussions.
Suzanne Phillips from FAO ...
... shares her experience using a Dgroup to connect a global community of FAO Farmer Field School practitioners all over the world. She is in charge of the coordination of the global Farmer Field School Platform at FAO and uses Dgroup as an additional tool to ensure inclusion of all stakeholders, even when they have a poor internet connection, low IT-literacy and little time to engage in exchanges.
Giacomo Rambaldi from CTA ...
... talks about the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for Agriculture Dgroups - and how it has been instrumental to carry out a mapping of existing and forthcoming policies, laws and regulations governing the use of UAVs.
Neil Pakenham-Walsh from HIFA ...
... presents how Dgroups is being used by the HIFA forums. These groups bring together more than 15,000 people from 175 countries to explore ways to improve the availability and use of health information in low- and middle-income countries. Dgroups is the platform enabling the conversation and dialogue on the HIFA forums.
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Additional resources that could be of use for you:
About using Dgroups:
How to Join DGroups. NOTE: with DGroups you can create sub-communities for more focused discussions of themes, so these sub communities can discuss their on their own, then share with the larger 'mother' community, the synthesis of their discussions. However, at any time, a user can choose to send their message to a sub-community or to all members of the mother community (you automatically become a member of the mother community if you join a sub-community).
- Using Dgroups to scale up online networking and communication in the Rural Water Supply Network
- Sustainable Horticulture production Dgroups. Join us !
- This case study describes why RWSN has chosen to use Dgroups as their main tool for communicating with partners and clients all over the world
Successful moderation of a Dgroup or community:
- Building Electronic Communities and Networks (FAO free e-course)
- Resources for facilitating online communities (this resource page curated by online communities’ guru Nancy White)
- Facilitating a Community of Practice (Instructor material)
- Presentations and webinars from Dgroups Online Peer Exchange session
And, thanks again for your interest!