FAQs

FAQ.

Can I be a member

Yes, anyone that is interested in Respectful discussion and learning can be a member.

All Members are “vetted” to some extent 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.

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.

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 US.”  Learning questions could also be very technical, like, “What is the best Wi-Fi Router should I buy?”

All Courses 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 way to lose weight?.”  Then one or more answers are proposed, like 1) The best way to lose weight is to exercise, or 2) The best way to lose weight is to eat less.

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.

 

4 Levels of Dadad Membership

  • Staff
    • All information is accessible
    • Can edit at will
    • Full Bios known
    • Can contribute new facts and Conclusions
    • Sets Policy and Governance
  • Resident Membership
    • Participates in Policy and Governance discussions and votes on learning community constitution
    • Can Create Intellectual Property for the Community
    • Resident Learner
      • Personal Information Vetted
      • Can vote on facts and contribute new facts or conclusions without review
      • Can post comments without immediate review – But, if people complain about comments, membership can be revoked.
      • Can Moderate “Wikis”
    • Resident Assessor (Grader)
      • Can receive money for assessing others work – Grading
      • Additional personal bio vetted
  • Intern – Someone beginning to learn how to be a parent
    • Can Create Intellectual Property for the Community
    • Bio vetted
    • Intern Learner
      • Can edit others works
      • Can contribute new facts and Conclusions and can vote
    • Intern Assessor (Grader)
      • Can receive money for assessing others work – Grading
      • Additional personal bio vetted
  •  Guest
    • Guest Learner –
      • Can read everything posted
      • Free
      • Very limited Bio vetting – mostly to stop spam and hacking.
    • Guest Assessor (Grader)
      • Can receive money for assessing others work – Grading
      • Additional personal bio vetted