I sometimes find myself wondering why schools have not adopted online communities across the board yet. A school’s core business is to teach study skills and collaboration, which are exactly the kind of skills which enable a good community.
Within the space of a year, Forum Gelderland has already proven itself. In this short period of time almost 8000 people have set up a profile on the forum to discuss policy in fields like housing and public space. With these numbers, the platform far surpasses the ‘old-fashioned’ open sessions for the public. I often see initiatives by local councils and counties fail, so what is it that has made Forum Gelderland so successful?