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  1. 1. Colleagues Connect Accommodation & Social Participation Conference 2010 field & Reactive
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The Colleagues Connect Project has been funded by Collaborative Internet Innovation Fund (cIIF) and field. </li></ul><ul><li>cIIF provides $15 million in a competitive grants program to accelerate the innovative use of the next generation of ICT by Victorian government, business and community. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ In kind’ funding contributions have been made by Melbourne City Mission and the Australian Quadriplegic Association </li></ul><ul><li>cIIF Round 2 will focus on the development of innovative applications for the high capacity broadband environment and is due to run in 2010. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Victoria’s Innovation Agenda <ul><li>cIIF is an initiative under the Victorian Government's Innovation Statement, Innovation: Victoria's Future intended to accelerate the innovative use of the next generation of ICT by Victorian government, business and community. </li></ul>Health - to support our ageing population and their health needs, and to maintain our quality of life Sustainability - putting innovation to work to meet the climate change challenge, Protect our environment and ensure we have the ongoing capacity for long term growth Productivity - to compete internationally and ensure Victoria has the infrastructure, skills and resources to work more efficiently and turn new ideas into new products, services and solutions
  4. 4. cIFF funding
  5. 5. Current situation <ul><li>Changes in models of service delivery (including de-institutionalization and individualized funding) have resulted in many people with disability receiving services in their own homes and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a worthy achievement and one of the principal aims of the Victorian Disability State Plan 2002 -2012. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current situation <ul><li>Cost prohibitive for employers to bring staff together regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Issue of how to keep the workforce supported and continuously improving in terms of service quality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Colleagues Connect <ul><li>Interface to better connect disability support workers and provide opportunities for collegiate support, learning and development, debriefing, supervision and sharing best practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes established web2.0 tools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pilot groups <ul><li>Pilot will be conducted with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Melbourne City Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AQA Vic – rural and metro </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other partners of the project include </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Disability Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office for the Community Sector - Department of Planning and Community Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluators – Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Consultancy - Reactive </li></ul>
  9. 9. Colleagues Connect Videos David Carlos Project Manager Melbourne Citymission Video Presentation on the Colleagues Connect Project at:
  10. 10. Colleagues Connect Videos Peter Trethewey Chief Executive Officer AQA Victoria Ltd Video presentation on Colleagues Connect at
  11. 11. Objectives and benefits of Colleagues Connect <ul><ul><li>Benefits to support workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular staff supervision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to organisation information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greater capacity for ongoing learning and development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing best practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collegiate support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to develop smarter ways to work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Objectives and benefits of Colleagues Connect <ul><ul><li>Benefits to the organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced costs in relation to workforce wellbeing (ill health, stress, Work Cover premiums etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greater ability to communicate with staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanism to provide organization information to staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structural support for new models of service delivery </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Objectives and benefits of Colleagues Connect <ul><ul><li>Benefits to the people with a disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Web. 2.0 to support greater social inclusion (including access to the e environment) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tool to assist people with disability to direct their own services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platform to update information to their support staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to organisation information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity for online community building with consequent benefits for wellbeing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. “ The web is more of a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect – to help people work together – and not as a technical toy.” Tim Berners-Lee ‘ Weaving the Web, the original design and Ultimate destiny of the World Wide Web’
  15. 17. Colleagues Connect and Social Tools
  16. 18. Web 2.0 technologies - Yammer, Skype and Vimeo <ul><li>The benefits of implementing Web 2.0 social tools are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven tools that fit the need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>significantly reducing the technology cost of the project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>benefiting from ongoing improvements to the chosen solutions as a result of wider user feedback. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Web 2.0 technologies - Yammer
  18. 20. Web 2.0 technologies - Yammer <ul><li>Yammer is a simple real-time communication tool for organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile tools </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Web 2.0 technologies - Skype
  20. 22. Web 2.0 technologies - Skype <ul><li>Skype is an IP-based communications tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype to Skype phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype to phone/mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. Web 2.0 technologies - Vimeo
  22. 24. Web 2.0 technologies - Vimeo <ul><li>Vimeo is a full-featured video sharing platform and community space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced privacy features </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. The Social Web
  24. 26. The Social Web Information Source Participation platform Static Dynamic Reading Writing Organisations Communities Owning/Selling Sharing Portals Social Networks One to Many Many to Many Centrally controlled Reciprocal control E Business Peer production
  25. 27. The Social Web <ul><li>Socializing activities form the basis of the social web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each element has a different engagement quality </li></ul></ul>
  26. 28. The Social Web <ul><li>The social web in action... </li></ul><ul><ul><li> recommendations and wishlists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo sharing (Flickr, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatting and Instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google maps and mashups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter, Yammer, Vimeo, many, many others </li></ul></ul>
  27. 29. “ People have been interacting with other people for much longer than the internet has been around, so give them the tools and set them free” Rolf Skyberg
  28. 30. Project Update <ul><li>Meeting with partners commenced (ongoing) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of ICT application completed. Content to be uploaded </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluators appointed and baseline data being collected </li></ul><ul><li>Training to commence in May with project participants </li></ul><ul><li>Full pilot scheduled for June </li></ul>
  29. 31. Colleagues Connect Videos Leonie Morgan Manager Projects Office for the Community Sector Department of Planning and Community Development Video presentation found at:
  30. 32. The Future <ul><li>Colleagues Connect has the capacity to be a new and innovative resource that can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance the capacity of any workforce largely employed in isolated settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase communication in organisations to enhance productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact on the wellbeing and autonomy of people who, for whatever reason, are largely home bound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place the disability sector in the front line of innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide people with a disability with an active interface to allow them to determine their service needs </li></ul></ul>
  31. 33. Contact Details <ul><li>Field – furthering inclusive learning and development Linda Budd </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 03 8686 5621 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reactive – Simon Julian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 03 9415 2310 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>