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27 07, 2010

Oldies But Goodies: A Comparison of Dialogue and Debate from 1993

By |2018-11-21T15:42:03+00:00July 27th, 2010|Dialogue, Dictionary|3 Comments

The following comparison of dialogue and debate seems to have first appeared in the Winter 1993 edition of Focus on Study Circles: The Newsletter of the Study Circles Resource Center (now Everyday Democracy). Thanks to the Wayback Machine's vast internet archives, a snapshot from 2002 (?) is still available today: Comparison of Dialogue and Debate Dialogue is collaborative: [...]

8 11, 2009

Web-Based Dialogue: What is The Next Frontier?

By |2018-11-21T15:42:08+00:00November 8th, 2009|Dialogue, E-participation, Research|2 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may well be one of the leading government agencies in the world when it comes to public participation. Their public engagement site offers a plethora of useful information including tools, definitions, case studies and much more. Their Public Involvement Network News electronic newsletter is another great resource. A feature article in [...]

1 12, 2008

Change.gov launches online discussion around healthcare

By |2018-11-21T15:42:12+00:00December 1st, 2008|Dialogue, E-participation|11 Comments

Last Tuesday on Change.gov (the official website of President-elect Barack Obama), the transition team launched a public online discussion on the topic of healthcare. From the announcement on their blog: Join the Discussion Today we're trying out a new feature on our website that will allow us get instant feedback from you about our top priorities. We [...]

26 11, 2007

How to listen online?

By |2018-11-21T15:42:12+00:00November 26th, 2007|Dialogue, Research|3 Comments

It came up in the last post, and it is something we've been thinking about quite a bit: How to listen online? Listening in real life is sometimes hard enough. It may require skilled facilitation. Oftentimes, we're not trained to listen well. It is much easier to talk than to listen, and listen carefully. Online, [...]

13 07, 2007

Dialogue and Deliberation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:12+00:00July 13th, 2007|About, Deliberation, Dialogue, Dictionary|4 Comments

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) provides a good definition of dialogue and deliberation, and describes how the two relate to each other: So what are dialogue and deliberation anyway? Dialogue is a process that allows people, usually in small groups, to share their perspectives and experiences with one another about difficult issues [...]