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Workshop brief

As a starting point – here is the summary captured by Jakki in Elluminate (and tweaked a bit)…it’s a bit rough and ready but hopefully we can flesh out on the blog today and I’ll put it into a word.doc to disseminate to participants this week (i.e. tomorrow at the latest!):

  • Consult with stakeholders
  • Discuss user experience
  • User expectations
  • What do users want?
  • Do they know about OER repositories?

20 people in workshop (we hope!).  Do we demo repositories?

(Yes – need a scene setting presentation – I’m happy to do this but we can all muck in.)

Possible outline:

5th August for delegates

6th August for synthesis/forward project planning

(May be able to do it all in one day if workshop in the am)

9:30am – 1pm followed by lunch.

Leeds City Centre location inc lunch & refreshments

1st session (9:30-10:45):

Establish current user/stakeholder experience level and what they currently use (inc oers, Google, Flickr etc)

Include ALPS visions as background/intro

Refreshments (10:45-11:00)

2nd session (11:00-13:00):

Led by outcomes of 1st session.

  • What are users’ priorities?
  • How could they/would they use them?
  1. July 20, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I think in the brief we need to say things like:

    As part of the ALPS project we wish to provide a tool to support the deposit, sharing and use of health-related, learning resources on an open basis. To help us define the requirements of such a tool we would like to speak to people in various roles that create and/or use learning resources in the field of health. We would also like to speak to people that would like to be doing this. Your contribution would help ensure that the service that we provide is fit for purpose and genuinely useful.

    The first session of the day would introduce you to the project and through discussion groups, allow you to share your experiences so far (positive and negative) in sharing and reusing learning resources. This will inevitably include reasons why you don’t share or use learning resources and we’ll be interested in hearing about that too.

    The second session will build upon the findings of the first session but in the context of the service and tools we wish to provide. What are the key pieces of functionality would need to include? How can we avoid the identified barriers to sharing and reuse of learning resources? Further discussions will explore these questions and participants will be asked to describe some simple user scenarios that the tools should be able to deliver against. Some training on how to write these scenarios will be included in the session. Towards the end of the session we will look at the scenarios and, in an open discussion, prioritise them in order of importance.

    Feel free to hack that apart but I think that’s probably the spirit of what we should be going for. Links to relevant websites (including this blog) to be provided too.

  2. Pat Spoor
    July 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Sorry I wasn’t able to participate fully this morning. Must get the mic setup sorted. I’m afraid my typing isn’t good enough to keep up with the discussion.

    I think Peter’s text sounds fine and combined with a timetable for the day will give us enough information to recruit participants.

  3. Helen Westmancoat
    July 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Do we need to be more specific on outcomes, i.e. the workshop will give you an insight into the project and what it aims to achieve … then Peter’s bit. I’d add at the end of the first paragraph: Some scenarios or “visions” that were used in the ALPS project will be provided as examples, but please feel free to bring your own to the discussion.
    I also think you need to firm up on the location if you can so they have all the detail in one go if possible

    • Nick
      July 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      Sorry Helen – emailed a draft before I saw your comment. Also agree about the venue – I’ll amend as you suggest and try to sort a venue tomorrow morning and email a revised draft to the group.

  4. July 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Agree with Pat’s and Helen’s comments, especially about the specific outcomes. I’ve written it from a fairly selfish point of view (what we want to get out of them!) but I think it is right that they know what they might get out of it (and I do believe they will get something out of it).

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