Following on from previous entry (13th April), have had some discussions with Jon and Francesca about 'The Twitter' (as a non-teaching colleague referred to it in conversation the other day), need to talk with rest of the team but certainly a view emerging that whilst the blog can serve the project well daily tweeting may be less useful at this stage. What Twitter can do is put ideas 'out there', initiate conversations (sometimes with the most surprising and useful people) and signpost to the blog. So perhaps a shift in emphasis rather than change of direction. We'll see what the rest of the team think.
Has been good this week to spend time discussing the interim reports which each of the 4 project teams produced against the JISC template and which JISC have now synthesised into one document bringing together the key findings, points of discussion and challenges to date. The report has prompted us to think about the evaluative stage of the project in some more detail. Our evaluation strategy as outlined at the project commencement was fairly report focussed but we can explore opportunties to add a bit more 'depth and colour' to the data (we got talking about Professor Gilly Salmon's work and rich pictures for example, see below). We could also do more to seek the student perspective/input at the evaluation stage.
Rich pictures were a new one for me. Certainly, good to be open minded about different ways of sharing evaluation data. We will put some more thought to this and 'The Twitter' issue amongst other things next week in preparation for Peter's visit (our critical friend) on the 2nd May.