Following the survey, analysis and review, we have created four thematic clusters for the purposes of:
- supporting projects
- facilitating evaluation of the programme
- stimulating synergies and community development.
The clusters - three fives and a seven - include all funded projects from call 02/07 and the three "e-admin" projects from the earlier call. However the shape of the clusters has also been strongly influenced by the wider community's responses to the survey and reading the bids. Through the benefits realisation programme ("led by the community, anchored in the projects") we hope that all participants, new and old, in project teams or the wider CoP will find the cluster groups a part of the conversation: something to work with - and against - as your engagement with the U&I programme progresses.
In one sense it is an impossible task to reduce the complexity of the programme to a single set of groups. The questionnaire addressed three dimensions of interest: theme, technology and discipline area. To these we could have added several others, for example region and stage through the UIDM (UIDM maturity model). In practice we expect a certain degree of dynamic clustering to evolve through the benefits realisation programme as participation in the community grows, as projects' missions diffuse and reform, as the description of the UIDM becomes richer, and as the evaluation strands stimulate us all to reflect.
Here I present a summary. In a follow-on post there will be a full discussion of the process.
Each cluster will be provided with the services of a person as facilitator, and throughout the programme various activities, face-to-face and in cyber space will be encouraged for the purposes of helping you and wider communities to get the most from the programme.
Cluster 1) Social networking and collaborative learning through information discovery and exchange:
- Content Integration
Cluster 2) Multimedia social technologies for engagement, reflection and learning:
Cluster 3) Shifting centres: time, place, agency and technologies for learning:
Cluster 4) Web2.0 platforms for learning, teaching and skills development:
- APT STAIRS
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