PROWE Part time / distance tutors'  use of wiki and blogs to support CPD Anne Gambles PROWE Project Manager The Open Unive...
Central Research Question <ul><li>&quot;In what ways could wiki and wiki-type environments be useful and useable as person...
PROWE ‘Repository Ecology’ <ul><li>Takes a baseline from Nardi and O’Day 1 , and incorporates the idea of “actant” from Ac...
‘“ How To”/Questions to ask’ Guides <ul><li>1. Barriers and enablers to system uptake or use </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Inst...
Tutors’ Personal Resource  Management Strategies <ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Often accidental </li></ul><ul><li>Can ...
Developing a Wiki/Blog repository  to promote sharing - 1 <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant and current  </...
Developing a Wiki/Blog repository  to promote sharing - 2 <ul><li>Resources (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></...
Developing a Wiki/Blog repository  to promote sharing - 3 <ul><li>Easy to retrieve and to up-load resources </li></ul><ul>...
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink… © Tara Shriner http://www.mro.org/mr/archive/24-3/articles/thre...
Contacts <ul><li>Web page:  http://www.prowe.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Project email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
PROWE: “A community is like a ship: everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” Henrik Ibsen  
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  • (personal repositories online wiki environment) OU Library Services in partnership with the UoL BDRA. Two-year project, beginning in early June 2005, and ending in late July 2007. [OU Distance only institution 180K distance students 25K outside the UK 7K associate instructors Has used First Class email conferencing for over 10 years and is implementing Moodle UoL mixed mode institution Around 19K students Over 7K distance students 350 associate instructors mainly distance-learning tutors, but some tutor on both full and part-time courses. Blackboard] whilst very different in constitution, both are large scale providers of distance education and together offer a variety of contexts
  • 2008 03 27 PROWE LTR AG

    1. 1. PROWE Part time / distance tutors' use of wiki and blogs to support CPD Anne Gambles PROWE Project Manager The Open University 2008-03-27
    2. 2. Central Research Question <ul><li>&quot;In what ways could wiki and wiki-type environments be useful and useable as personal and informal repositories to support professional development within part-time tutor communities of practice?&quot; </li></ul>
    3. 3. PROWE ‘Repository Ecology’ <ul><li>Takes a baseline from Nardi and O’Day 1 , and incorporates the idea of “actant” from Actor Network Theory. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.prowe.ac.uk/ecology.htm </li></ul><ul><li>1 Nardi and O’Day (1999) First Monday 4 (5) http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue4_5/nardi_chapter4.html </li></ul>
    4. 4. ‘“ How To”/Questions to ask’ Guides <ul><li>1. Barriers and enablers to system uptake or use </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Institutional Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>3. The Knowledge Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>4. The Users’ Perspective: Part One – relations with the </li></ul><ul><li>institution </li></ul><ul><li>5. The Users’ Perspective: Part Two – technology issues </li></ul><ul><li>6. The Users’ Perspective: Part Three – content and </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul>
    5. 5. Tutors’ Personal Resource Management Strategies <ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Often accidental </li></ul><ul><li>Can be imposed </li></ul><ul><li>Seldom logical, sensible or sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply embedded </li></ul><ul><li>New strategies/systems need to be transparent and robust </li></ul>
    6. 6. Developing a Wiki/Blog repository to promote sharing - 1 <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant and current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical mass important </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Author credibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(personal profiles) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Developing a Wiki/Blog repository to promote sharing - 2 <ul><li>Resources (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal profile metadata </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOAF metadata application profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Folksonomy-type metadata </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Developing a Wiki/Blog repository to promote sharing - 3 <ul><li>Easy to retrieve and to up-load resources </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Amazon.com&quot; star rating and cross referencing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Content security </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from anywhere by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to share with anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Provide for discussion </li></ul>
    9. 9. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink… © Tara Shriner http://www.mro.org/mr/archive/24-3/articles/threetreasuresDaido.html
    10. 10. Contacts <ul><li>Web page: http://www.prowe.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Project email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager: [email_address] </li></ul>
    11. 11. PROWE: “A community is like a ship: everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” Henrik Ibsen  
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