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June 06, 2007

I won't make it to the final conference session tomorrow as we have a scenario writing session. We will be starting to work with our podcasting pilot user group on exploring their perceptions of the podcast creation process and their vision of how they and their students will use the resulting learning objects. We will be using scenario writing (or more informally "story telling") to get them to explore these processes. I am interested not only in how they view the role of technology in the process (at least half of the users are not technology-savvy) but also in whether they have any interest or awareness in the wider picture (storing, finding, sharing what is produced, metadata creation etc) and what tools/existing assets are involved.

The session will be informal and will allow us to map their practice on to our initial podcasting workflows. We'll be following this up over the coming weeks as they get started (within the pilot) creating their podcasts. There will be plenty of opportunity for observation of practice over the next couple of months. 

As Ben mentioned in his comment on the last Streamline community post - we are going to start with a simple repository as the test bed for exploring tools and algorithms for search, metadata creation and personal management. Once that is up and running we'll be looking for feedback from the community here.


Posted by Streamline - Janet Finlay


  1. Hi Janet,

    Looking forward to heraing more from this very interesting expereince of yours.

    Do report about it!Smile


    Cristina CostaCristina Costa on Thursday, 07 June 2007, 13:59 BST # |

  2. Yes Janet - would love to hear more....



    Graham AttwellGraham Attwell on Thursday, 07 June 2007, 14:54 BST # |

  3. Had a very useful session with a small group of half a dozen users. Another one arranged for Monday. They were given the choice to record their scenarios in whatever form they chose - from that half dozen we got audio, video, prose, and storyboard! I will be transcribing them and the next set and then looking at how they map on to our current work flow designs.
    Some interesting points were raised regarding persistence - how many of these are considered to have sufficient longevity to be reusable even by their creators?

    The group has gone away to work on content and will be using the "cultural probes" approach to recording their reflections on that process.


    Janet FinlayJanet Finlay on Thursday, 07 June 2007, 16:09 BST # |

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