Introduction
Tools
Demonstration
Benefits
Barriers
Going online
Articles
 
Slides
1 Introduction
2 Benefits, barriers
3 Tools
4 Functions
5 Conclusions


Conclusions from UK experience

On community

  • Email good for communities of interest
  • Community and volorgs are not early adopters
  • Web takes a lot of work
  • Local networks need LA involvement to impact

On drivers for change

  • Commercial: shopping, ecommerce, entertainment
  • Learning
  • Government programmes

On getting started

  • Build a core group of enthusiasts
  • Go with the stones that roll
  • Don't try and herd frogs
  • Watch for readiness
  • Demos, training, support
  • Mix face to face and online
  • Expect organisational obstacles
  • Experiment

On keeping going

  • Avoid big bang starts
  • Build real world partnerships
  • Disperse the effort
  • Minimise maintenance