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Communities move to Coaching Portals

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by , 25th October 2010 at 12:19 PM (1490 Views)
Guys, Here is my idea below. May be not knew one, who knows. It would be nice to get your opinions

Community enhance members to keep up to date on the latest with their business straight from the community, and pass that information along to other members. Communities have already started to use communities for self-learning.

Now Communities move to the next level. They are to become online colaboration-based coaching portals. People donít just share information, they train each other. Communities move to Coaching Portals.

Communities are wonderful places to ask questions and offer advice. Some members are more experienced and can answer more questions than other. They form Expert Group, create courses and train beginners. Usual information exchange is free. If you want expert to train you, you have to pay. Affordable, accessible and experienced trainers create courses, track learning process and help learners to get the most of the course and succeed.

It would be wonderful to give every member possibility to create courses and complement the community. Courses from non-experts are free of charge. Every member can be recognized as expert by community and get possibility to sell his courses. Give every member possibility to succeed online and they with share their success with you.

Would you launched such StartUP?
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  1. GREED's Avatar
    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
  2. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GREED
    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
    I mean external online based system. Yes, EduGeek is a wonderful example! What do you have in mind under problem?
  3. GREED's Avatar
    Firstly, by what standards do you become recognised as an expert in order to be able to charge?

    Don't get me wrong I like the idea, but just thinking through the problems I see!
  4. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GREED
    Firstly, by what standards do you become recognised as an expert in order to be able to charge?

    Don't get me wrong I like the idea, but just thinking through the problems I see!
    We can empower the community to recognise member as an expert. Here is how I have it in mind:
    In your profile LMS-related information is viewed - My Courses, My Announcements, My Files, My Certificates. If you feel like to be recognised as an expert you just inform community that you run for Experts Group and ask them to vote. Votes from the members which passed your courses and members of Experts Group weight more. You are recognised as an expert, if at least 60% of your learners and 50% of Experts Group members who voted recognized you as an expert.

    I don't think it is neccessary to get involved external experts.

    Don't worry, I'm GLAD to discuss. I'm eager to hear opinions and analyze problems! Thank you
  5. GREED's Avatar
    I'll come back with more thoughts later!
  6. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Cool!
  7. GREED's Avatar
    Ok next point. Using EduGeek as a base for the example, what would encourage users to pay for advice and training that other forums would offer for free (ok via email or the likes), or indeed other memebers of the forum?

    Or, are we talking about setting up a training community (of such recognised experts) which others can pay for; we become free-lance trainers? I like that more!
  8. OK_Elena's Avatar
    You can find any information in Internet for free. It will take time to search, read, summarize information and move from basics to expert level. You can ask forums members for advise and casual folks will answer for free. Can this information be trusted? Yes or no... it depends.

    If you would like to save time and get information that can be trusted you have to pay. Time value of money. You pay and affordable, accessible and experienced trainer trains and coachs you, track learning process and help you to get the most of the course in the shortest time and succeed. It is worth of paying.

    Yes, you are right I suggest to create Free-Lance Trainers Community.
  9. GREED's Avatar
    Sounds like a great plan to me, and would have my full support (being a professional IT Trainer and all!)
  10. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Let's launch the Community today! I'm in joking mood...
    Any way, you suggested EduGeek as a good example. It looks like wonderful place to start Free-Lance Community. It will give experienced members possibility to monetize their knowledges and will be useful for newcomers to start quickly. What do you think?
  11. GREED's Avatar
    I think we would need to Admins to look at this, but is sounds like a great idea and this is the best environment for this already being a well established community with many trusted individuals present!
  12. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Thank you for inspiration, GREED! I started new thread on "New Project Ideas Thread". Will see more opinions and thoughts.
  13. GrumbleDook's Avatar
    I am not sure about whether you are aware of the work being done by the OU and others through VITAL.AC.UK. It may be worth you having a good look.
  14. OK_Elena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    I am not sure about whether you are aware of the work being done by the OU and others through VITAL.AC.UK. It may be worth you having a good look.
    Thanks! Really worth of having a good look.
    It will take time for them to build community... It is really a long term project. You can create your own course and then request administrators for approval. Who are they?.. No profiles, no information... The project is governmental. Will it be possible for them to create really democratic community?

    I believe it is much better to create community first, motivate folks to share information, then several recognized experts create Expert Group. And noone asks who they are and wonder why these folks decide. Further not just Experts Group, but community recognizes the member as an expert and give possibility to sell courses. Is it OK for commercial projects only?

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