Setting up a flash debate

Guidance on setting up a flash debate cloud

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Gráinne Conole
6 November 2009

Here are some tips and hints for setting up a successful flash debate:

  • Set up a cloud around a question/issue for debate, you need to ensure that this is something people will be interested in and want to discuss - something contentious is good!
  • Add to the flash debate cloudscape
  • Pick a time-period for discussions around the cloud – say 1 - 2 weeks
  • Disseminate via twitter and facebook - if you want us to help to, let us know by e-mail cloudworks@open.ac.uk
  • Appoint someone to facilitate the debate and to periodically summarise discussions as additional content on the cloud
  • Periodically re-disseminate to keep the debate going
  • Encourage participants to add relevant links and references
  • Provide a short summary for closure, although of course people might naturally keep commenting!
  • Have a look at the existing flash debates in the flash debate cloudscape.

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