Digital Habitats by Wenger, White, and Smith is a tremendous resource for those who are cultivating communities of practice.
One of the key lessons is that it is necessary to provide a variety of ways for your members to interact, so that those who have little time can participate and those who have more time can engage more deeply.
For example, below is one diagram they also posted on their blog which displays a variety of community activities. The broadcast/one-way activities are on the right (“from” members of your community), and the more collaborative/interactive activities are on the right (“with” members of your community).
We have many ideas for how you can mix and match the tools on QiqoChat to achieve most of these activities, and we look forward to seeing which combinations you come up with to meet your community’s needs.