For over five years Information Renaissance has worked to
refine a model for facilitated online dialogue with groups
as large as 1000-1500 people. Recent examples include:
Info Ren's research continues on the following topics:
- California's Master Plan for Education:
A public discussion of education planning for pre-school
through graduate school in the nation's most populous state.
- EPA's Public Involvement Policy:
A national discussion of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's policy on public involvement. This is the
Agency's first major revision of this policy in 20 years.
The online discussion allowed public comment on an
unprecedently large scale.
For more information on Info Ren's online dialogues, dialogue
archives and other resources, see
Dialogues in the What We Do
section of this Web site.
How to accommodate very large audiences for online
dialogues; information analysis and information
sharing among participants.
Mechanisms to permit the interoperability of various
software platforms used for online dialogue;
ways to encourage the retrieval and reuse of
portions of an online dialogue (such as topical
summaries or discussion threads) for other applications.