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Thinking The Unthinkable: Introduction

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An introduction to the "Thinking The Unthinkable" strand at the CETIS 2006 conference.
See <http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/conferences/cetis-2006/>.

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Thinking The Unthinkable: Introduction

  1. 1. Thinking The Unthinkable! Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath Email [email_address] UKOLN is supported by: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/conferences/cetis-2006/ Acceptable Use Policy Recording/broadcasting of this talk, taking photographs, discussing the content using email, instant messaging, Blogs, SMS, etc. is permitted providing distractions to others is minimised. This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence (but note caveat) Resources related to this talk are bookmarked in del.icio.us using the ‘ cetis-2006-conference-unthinkable ' tag
  2. 2. About This Session <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide an opportunity for participants to challenge existing orthodoxies in JISC’s (and CETIS’s) development plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore ways in which alternative approaches can be explored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To make recommendations to JISC and CETIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small number of brief presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group discussions </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About The Technologies <ul><li>Feel free to make use of networked technologies during the workshop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat (Gabbly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki –TBC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access slides (on Web) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web browser (e.g. follow links in slides) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, photos, social bookmarks, etc. – please use ‘ cetis-2006-conference-unthinkable ' tag to reference </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. About The Facilitators <ul><li>Session facilitators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, UKOLN, University of Bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steven Warburton, King’s College London </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Josie Fraser, AoC Nilta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Stiles, University of Staffordshire </li></ul></ul>Introduction
  5. 5. The Need For Open Discussion <ul><li>The Gartner curve </li></ul>Developers Rising expectations Trough of despair Service plateau Enterprise software Large budgets … Early adopters JISC development work often happens in the early staged of this curve <ul><li>Chasm </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to go beyond developers & early adopters (cf Gopher) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening to users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>This session looks at approaches for avoiding the chasm
  6. 6. About Yourself <ul><li>In small groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself (your name, where you work, what you do) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on 2-3 “unthinkable” areas which you feel would be worth discussing </li></ul></ul>Introduction G
  7. 7. About The Workshop Session <ul><li>In this session the following subject areas will be discussed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0: Trendy Nonsense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability Through Open Standards! Really? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition we also hope to cover a topic which you have identified in the initial group discussion </li></ul>About The Session
  8. 8. Draft Timetable You Choose 12.15-12.45 Conclusions 12.00-12.15 Web 2.0: Trendy Nonsense 10.00-10.45 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Conclusions & Review 12.45-13.00 Interoperability Through Open Standards! Really? 11.30-12.00 Coffee 11.00-11.30 Conclusions 10.45-11.00 Introduction 09.30-10.00 Session Time
  9. 9. Questions? <ul><li>Any questions </li></ul>

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