Your next e-learning project: Make a case out of it why don't you?

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So many educators across the sectors get funding for short-term projects that they feel should continue on after the funding ends. So often their great work gets a mention in a white paper or …

So many educators across the sectors get funding for short-term projects that they feel should continue on after the funding ends. So often their great work gets a mention in a white paper or academic's journal article and that's the end of the story.

This discussion starter aimed to get people thinking about what makes for a good case study and translate that to making an effective business case to their institutions and/or funding bodies.

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  • 1. Your next E-learning Project Make a case out of it why don't you? Anatomy of a case study Telling stories Spreading the word Getting started Photo “Film Noir 2” by Joost Assink http://www.flickr.com/photos/joostassink/2646931062/ CC (by) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
  • 2.  
  • 3. Why make a case out of it?
  • 4.
    • Anatomy of an effective case study
    Telling the story Spreading the word Getting started
  • 5. Anatomy of an effective case study
    • What do YOU look for in case studies?
  • 6. Anatomy of an effective case study
    • What does a funding body look for?
    • http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/emerging-tech-trials/2008-et-outcomes.htm
  • 7. Anatomy of an effective case study
    • What does a funding body look for?
    • http://e-standards.flexiblelearning.net.au/emerging-tech-trials/2008-et-outcomes.htm
    • Background
    • Goals
    • Outcomes
    • Potential national benefits
  • 8. … Happily ever after http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycastro/3604835309/ Andy Castro – Flickr CC (by) (nc) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en
  • 9. Anatomy of an effective case study
    • Background
      • Question to be answered / problem to solve
      • Where are things at now?
      • Who is affected/who is this going to help?
  • 10. Anatomy of an effective case study
    • Goal – a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
    • GET S.M.A.R.T
        • Specific – focused?
        • Measurable – before and afters
        • Achievable – can you/your team learn/do
        • Realistic – does it match criteria? Align with organisational goals?
        • Timely – will you meet the deadline?
  • 11. When is it time to share your story? Provided your funder doesn't have restrictions on this...
  • 12. Telling stories
    • Who are you talking to and why?
    Noir2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/katiyarhode/2406791877/ Katiya Rhode-Singh CC (by) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by /2.0/deed.en
  • 13. Telling stories
    • Cutting through the NOISE
        • Authenticity
        • Multiple modes
        • Give the participants a voice
  • 14. Spreading the word
    • Licensing choices
    • Social media sites
    • Social networks
  • 15. Spreading the word
    • How would licensing choices help?
  • 16. Spreading the word
    • Social media
  • 17. Spreading the word
    • Social networks
    • BE REAL
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE INVOLVED
  • 18. Getting started
    • Legal stuff
      • Funding body restrictions?
      • Licensing and your organisation
      • Participant sign-off forms
        • Over 18, they sign
        • Under 18, parent or guardian
  • 19. Getting started
    • Easy to widget-ise and use web sites
    • edna Groups or other Moodle sites
    • WordPress – as service or platform
    • Posterous
    • Google sites
    • Others?
  • 20. Getting started
    • Build reporting into the budget
    • Media production
    • Blogging and commenting
    • Uploading and commenting on media files
    • Social networking
    • Others?
  • 21. Getting started
    • “ Spy” on your funding body and organisation – it's WIN / WIN!
    • Website/page keywords
    • Past successful projects
    • Analyse the propaganda
    • Positioning statements and goals
    • Talk to them in their language
    “ Eye spy” by Laura Burlton http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauraburlton/3803140686/ CC(by) (nc) (nd) http://creativecommons.org/licenses /by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en
  • 22. Your next E-learning Project Make a case out of it why don't you? Anatomy of a case study Telling stories Spreading the word Getting started Photo “Film Noir 2” by Joost Assink http://www.flickr.com/photos/joostassink/2646931062/ CC (by) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en