6 minutes + discussion – think about why we’re doing this at each event – what we want to demonstrate to the world.
2 minutes – to demonstrate that we’re always learning – we need to test our own boundaries … thought this gives an idea of different tools! Went on this course on behalf of ODHE… see notes in this link.
You’ll see I was talking about SOCIAL media, and after yesterday I want to emphasise that this group uses some v. interesting language – and looks at “the technology” (and yes, the questions JISC have asked us to ask talk about technology) … technology can be a great help, it’s an umbrella term – don’t let it be the stopping point … Yesterday in conversation Katie mentioned get IT to give social media training – in many ways THE WORST people – they understand programming – social media is about relationship building, about conversations, about sharing … for many in an increasingly open way – which I know is an issue for some of you – but you have a lot of CONTROL over what you say – more if you participate, than if you shy away from it…
So – tools to help… Want to take 15 mins to look at few examples on here. Talk through a couple & then encourage you to go away & think about which tools you’d like help with, but – more importantly – the uses to which they can be put so that we can encourage others in this particular area of work (OD) to use these tools… Senior managers can often be seen as a sticking point – talking about church diocese – e.g. social media policies tend to be written by those who are just scared & don’t understand how to use = a real block! Have iPads – look at diff ones on each table for 5 mins … This is where we need your help – think of the applications for tools…
I don’t use all the tools – I’m not an OD – though I’m a trained coach, and work in change situations a lot… you are the experts in what works …. We need to talk about the ‘small wins’ – Mark was talking yesterday about the ‘marginal gains adding up to the bigger gains’ … that is what we are looking at here. Stop thinking about ‘technology’ as this scary thing you must engage with, and think about problems that you have – and see if technology can offer the solution (these post-its – go & have a look – what are others using technology for).
This is the kind of thing you should be posting on the blog – let people get to know what OD is, what you do, what they can contribute, who you are and why they should join ODHE
We’re all unique – find ways to use it yourself… the organisation needs to know what it stands for!! Everything else stems from that…
. Think about what is appropriate in private/public spaces … think online/offline .. They are not THE SAME, but are different spaces in a wider context – digital literacies is NOT about trying to replace everything with technology – but learning to use the technology appropriately – you’ll see I still use pen/paper – find the right tool for the job! E.g. a blog is probably not the place to talk about failed experiments, things that your uni has said don’t publish – find private/f2f spaces for that.
Live demo… What is it – what it wants to achieve – share expertise can all do better job & build on each other … responsive vs assistive. Tie blog/website … Static = website; sharing/ongoing = blog!
Share experiences, talk about practical how you use things – think about what you CAN share – specific tags could be used for niche interests. What books can you share? Meet the members, see what interests are/what gain from this group. Case studies sounds like difficult area… One thing that those successful in the online spaces tend to be good at is sharing things that are ‘in process’ and not fears about finished product – and I know that’s an issue here.
Knowing who you are trying to reach is REALLY important – can do a stakeholder statement – ask Andy more about that … 1 sentence – e.g. Publisher = wants to sell books; HE marketer wants to recruit students…
Everything on your blog should feed into that… what do you want them to DO (understand more, sign up for something, contribute?)
Don’t forget you asked for this last time… so what do you want to use this for – you said more likely to use that rather than FB (fits demographic!).Whenever we look at these things – we’re not looking to replace these F2F sessions – though we have to accept that they may change the dynamic of them.
Think about your action point for next time – when I come back – in Feb – what will you have done? Videos important to show JISC what we’re doing – can also see your development over time if get repeat speakers…
Becoming Digitally Literate Organisational Developers. ODHE October 2012
BECOMINGDIGITALLYLITERATEORGANISATIONALDEVELOPERSDR BEX LEWIS, RESEARCH FELLOW INSOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINELEARNING, CODEC, UNIVERSITY OFDURHAM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I hope you had fun, and remember to go away and play – you can’t break the internet! Open your arms wide to the possibility of digital adventures...! @drbexlImage from SXC.Hu