Can I be a member if…
If you live, or have a business in the Georgia 6th US Congressional District.
All Members are “vetted” to ensure that they are essentially who they say they are. We do this to ensure the Learning Community gives members opportunities to be honest and frank in their additions to the community. We are dedicated to protecting this space by making sure all members are vetted as appropriate.
Do I have to be interested in politics?
No, you don’t. Some of the starting resources and initiatives for this organization have a focus on politics because that’s what we know best. However, we want to work to increase the usefulness of this Learning Community to all.
I’m not in the US. Can I join?
Absolutely! Just as the internet is global, so is our Learning Community. However, you must be a resident of the Georgia 6th District to be a “Resident” member of our learning community.
What is a “Subscribing member?”
If want the benefits of a “Resident Member” but do not live in the 6th District you can join as a “Subscribing Member.” As a “Subscribing Member” you get access to all the premium content and can add content to the Community Library.
How are board members chosen?
- The first requirement is that you are a “Resident Member.” The second requirement is your commitment to do something that showed your positive contributions to the community. Other than that, we were looking for a group of people that helped make the community more representative of the extremely broad and diverse group of participants. We will turn over and expand the board periodically to bring in new perspectives and connections within the community.
Are there “Standards of Behavior” in the Community?
If it becomes clear that a member of the community has violated our standards of behavior, we will remove their membership.
What are Learning Questions?
Learning Questions are specific things the community or individual wants to learn more about in order to thrive in the 21st Century.
Learning Questions can be very narrow like “What is the best way to cook chicken on a grill.” Or learning questions can be very broad like “What is the best Healthcare system for the Georgia 6th District?” Learning questions could also be very technical, like, “What is the best Wi-Fi Router should I buy?”
All learning tracks start with a question and an answer. The community then adds value by suggesting facts, conclusions, and recommended actions that either support the answer to suggest a different answer.
Learning questions, answers, and value added information is fully editable by the community via a “Wiki” approach.
Learning questions start with questions, like, “What is the best Healthcare Policy for the community.” Then one or more answers are proposed, like 1) The best healthcare policy is Medicare for All, or 2) The best healthcare policy is to have no healthcare policy.
Then the community offers facts, conclusions, and recommended actions that support or counter a particular answer. Each individual community member can then evaluate the questions and answers and either agree, disagree, and/or suggest why they agree or disagree.
The reason this can work is that all learning communities agree to use a communication standard that allows better valuation of the require that all participants to the learning tracks be vetted so individuals within the community can better value the contributions.
And, as with any Wiki, any changes to specific answers or questions must go through a review process.