Last Practicum Post #8 w/ Wikipedia ExcerptPosted: December 13, 2011
After visiting the wikipedia page for online support groups (which is just a brief subtopic off support groups) I decided to add a brief comment regarding a benefit that wasn’t already mentioned on the page. A potential benefit that I learned from one of Kimball’s lectures was that online forum participation is asynchronous. In case my pasting of the print screen doesn’t show up on the blog, here is my submission-
“An additional benefit to online support groups is that participation is asynchronous. This means that it is not necessary for all participants to be logged into the forum simultaneously in order to communicate. An experience or question can be posted and others can answer questions or comment on posts whenever they are logged in and have an appropriate response. This characteristic allows for participation and mass communication without having to worry about time constraints.”
I added this to the wikipedia page this afternoon so I don’t know how long it will be visible.