I am hoping to set up a moodle site particularly to network with (real life?!?) workshop/seminar participants who work with others who suffer or themselves have suffered from major stress / trauma. I would love to hear any ideas about making these workshops move? I wonder are there any study results on uses/impact on moodle environment for counselling / trauma support.
Wow, that sounds like a really exciting idea. Are these going to be hybrid workshops... part face-to-face and part online? Will the online component be during the workshop or as followup? Do you want to deliver content for participants to read or just have an avenue for communication?
As you can see the ideas are spinning... let me know more, perhaps I can help your brainstorm some ideas on organization... that's my gift.
Sorry, I haven't seen any research in this area.
You might want to check out my boss's book, *The Psychology of the Internet,* particularly her chapter on disinhibition, a situation created by the absence of F2F exchange in which people free to say much, much more in a much stronger way than they would in person.
Author is Dr. Patricia Wallace. Oxford U Press.
I'm not plumping for the book, just saying that online discussions can be very liberating, but that's a double-edged sword.