The Websope wiki approach is founded on the Structured Dialogic Design Process (SDDP), which requires that a dialogue is disciplined and focused by using what we call a Triggering Question. If you are interested in more information about SDDP please visit:

http://www.harnessingcollectivewisdom.com/

Participants are requested to respond to the triggering question with one-sentence, one-idea statements.


Your Triggering Question is located on the page "Round One". Every participant's statements will be stored in the "Discussion" tab on Round One. By clicking on that tab, participants can

  • Enter their answers to the triggering question
  • Read other participants' repsonses to the triggering question, whcich might trigger new ideas for you to enter

Round One: Participants will generate their ideas and enter their responses and their explanations of the meanings of their statements in the wiki's discussion tab on this page. No questions for clarification of the meaning of statements by other participants are allowed during this Round.

Round Two: Participants will be invited to read all the responses and the explanations, as offered by the authors in Round One. In the event one or more statements are not clear, you should ask the authors for clarification of the meaning of the statement. The authors, and only the authors, can answer these questions about the meaning of their statements. The requests for clarification are made directly to the author.

The discussion for clarification of meaning is very important for group learning. All participants are supposed to revisit the on-going discussion for clarification. By reading the exchanges appearing in the discussion tab, as recorded for every statment, the meanings of the authors' contributions will become transparent to all members of the group. WE WILL ALLOCATE SUFFICIENT TIME FOR COMPLETING THIS ROUND, SO PLEASE VISIT THE DISCUSSION FOR CLARIFICATION IN AN ITERATIVE MANNER.

It is important that questions for clarification of the meaning of contributions should not include any value judments about the merits of individual statements. Value judgments will enter the structured dialogue processa at a later point in the process.

Please see How to Respond to Triggering Question page for detailed directions on how to use the discussion tab to enter your brief statements, explanations, and questions for clarification of meaning.