Workshop Activity 2: Evaluation and Action Plan

Evaluation of the Cloudworking Open Exeter workshop

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Giota Alevizou
6 November 2009

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  • What three words would you use  to describe Cloudworks?
  • What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?
  • What didn’t you like or could be improved?
  • What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?

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Karen Kenny
12:17pm 17 November 2009


I cannot help but want a large piece of paper and some coloured pens to address point 1.

Richard Winsley
12:20pm 17 November 2009


I think I would use it as a start to problem solve rather than as a source of new ideas (which I hope I would stumble upon).  In the future though I might browse the forums to see what good new ideas I could have a go at using and share some of mine perhaps.

Caroline Huxtable
12:20pm 17 November 2009


Our three words are :

Sharing

Community

Visual

Karen Kenny
12:21pm 17 November 2009


Ideas from the table:

interactive, thought-provoking, visual, open,discussion, global, flexible, accessible, immediate,

Karen Kenny
12:22pm 17 November 2009


Overview was helpful, but it would have been better to have it at the beginning.

Caroline Huxtable
12:22pm 17 November 2009


We liked the following about the workshop :

Participatory

Excellent discussion guidance from Rebecca

Sharing of ideas

 

Karen Kenny
12:22pm 17 November 2009


Delivery of the concept was good.

Karen Kenny
12:24pm 17 November 2009


Internet connectivity could be improved - or access to an IT specialist to ensure everyone gets online at the beginning.

Caroline Huxtable
12:25pm 17 November 2009


We disliked the following :

Lack of guidance at the beginning: we were not sure how to go about the 1st activity until further guidance was given by Rebecca.

The technology was a bit of a pain

 

 

Ed Bremner
12:25pm 17 November 2009


What 3 words would you use to describe Cloudworks:?

Lets discuss

Time-magnet

Links to more

What did I like about the format and content of the workshop?

Chance to chat

Nice to see content evolve in real time - but wish there had been more

Good to learn about another emerging possible technology

What didn't you like or could be improved?

I think you need a reason to 'communicate' - just having the technology is not enough in itself. It would be good to see people making 'clouds' ....but they need a reason.

It could almost be done better online rather than in person

will be back for more

eib

Mark Treagust
12:26pm 17 November 2009


What three words would you use  to describe Cloudworks?

- aggregator, community, discussion

What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?

- an interesting discussion on what people thought OER's were

What didn’t you like or could be improved?

- somebody to talk to about technical quistions/ideas

What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?

- introduce some members of staff to the site and try and get them involved in some discussions

 

Ed Bremner
1:39pm 17 November 2009 (Edited 1:39pm 17 November 2009)


What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?

Most probably nothing at present....

Or at least only a watching brief on the technology.

My lack of eager response to this very interesting technology is based on one simple worry.  I don't want to find that Cloudworks is one more wonderful way for me to avoid actually doing any work.  

It isn't that I don't like cloudworks, but simply that I might like it too much.

I don't find my life is in desperate need of a new way to communicate....I already follow 6 to 8 JISCMail lists, actively moderate two forums (fora), contribute to two more,  answer far too much email and at the end of the day, that is about all I have time for, if I am going to also get some work done in the day.

I have already decided not to join twitter for much the same reasons.

I think Cloudworks is great, but if I wanted to build a subject based community of practice or discuss a particular point, I would at the moment, be more likely to use one of the places, I already attend, or start something based on the same technology that I am currently using.

So I don't think I would be a pro-active user.  

On the other hand if you were to email me to say that there was an interesting thread (sorry cloud) on a subject dear to my heart and here is the link...I would of course visit, read and take part.

So I think I would be a re-active user.

So as I said at the start, I guess I will sit it out a bit and see what happens in cloud-world before getting stuck in.

eib

Rebecca Galley
1:51pm 17 November 2009


Hey Ed, thanks for adding this and thanks too for exploring how you might use Cloudworks in a reactive way in the future. And there have been examples of some really interesting reactive 'wildfire' discussions on the site (ie Twitter vs Blogging, VLE is dead, How do you foster motivation for sharing etc). Hope to see you soon :-)

Harriet Whewell
2:44pm 17 November 2009


  • What three words would you use  to describe Cloudworks?

Networking, Free Environment, Flexible

 

  • What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?

Freedom to roam, Learn by doing

  • What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?

Think about using cloud at a later date in conjunction with moodle

Gráinne Conole
2:54pm 17 November 2009


Good words Harriet! I am always amazed by how revealing the three words people ued are in terms of describing cloudworks. Also would be great to explore more how you might use cloudworks in a moodle context!

Gráinne Conole
3:01pm 17 November 2009


Lol Ed "I don't want to find that Cloudworks is one more wonderful way for me to avoid actually doing any work." This is a real tension - I guess the trick is to find a use for it that you both enjoy AND is valuable for your day job! Luckily that's easy  in my case ;-)

Daniel Craven
3:17pm 17 November 2009


  • What three words would you use  to describe Cloudworks?
Innovative, transcendent, connective  
  • What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?
Was good to use cloudworks to learn about it. Gave some good ideas about how to present the value of open content in the future.
  • What didn’t you like or could be improved?
The layout of discussions makes it hard to read what other people have written some times, a more forum style layout could be more useful than the blog style for longer discussions.
  • What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?
Looking for a way to integrate with open Exeter, will mention to academics in meetings. 

Philip Wallinder
3:19pm 17 November 2009


Three words, hmmm.

Open

Diverse

Confusing

The thing that struck me most about Cloudworks is the sheer breadth and depth of information, there's a lot and I worry that some good things might get lost in the melee.

On the other hand, the service is being used and if it continues to be so, it will become an ever more useful resource.

Jammy Dodger
3:19pm 17 November 2009


  • What three words would you use  to describe Cloudworks?
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    A bit cloudy

  • What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?
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    different tasks assigned to slowly navigate your way though c-scape and make sense of it bit by bit

  • What didn’t you like or could be improved?
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    i'm finding it a bit complicated

  • What action points are you going to take as a result of the workshop?
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    maybe make academics more aware of c-scape and get to grips with it gradually

    ab
    3:20pm 17 November 2009


    I liked that the workshop was very flexible and allowed discussion with others while trying things out. It was a good exchange of ideas but I would have liked more of an introduction to OER in general and how it will be used at Exeter.

    Carolyn Walker
    3:21pm 17 November 2009 (Edited 3:25pm 17 November 2009)


    good  for getting feedback on your resources

    Philip Wallinder
    3:23pm 17 November 2009


    I liked that the workshop was very flexible and allowed discussion with others while trying things out. It was a good exchange of ideas but I would have liked more of an introduction to OER in general and how it will be used at Exeter.

    I'm not a huge fan of this interface, to be honest. I think it's difficult to see how we are going to use it in Exeter. Perhaps this will change with the coming of the new VLE!

    abi wooding
    3:24pm 17 November 2009


    3 words to describe Cloudworks:

    - Collaberative

    - Versatile

    - Interactive

    What did you like about the format and content of the workshop?

    The workshop provided a good introduction to OER and allowed freedom of discussion relating to ways in which it can be applied here at Exeter.

     

    Jammy Dodger
    3:26pm 17 November 2009


    A

    Bit

    Confusing

    The workshop tried to go through cloudscape gradually, which made it a little easier to approach. Just struggling with the concept of clouds, cloudscapes etc. I think it could be applied with OER with increased awareness and academics may welcome the idea of interacting with those beyond their schools/university bases.

     

    Gráinne Conole
    9:39am 18 November 2009


    Thanks for all the useful feedback and the great discussions yesterday!

    Giota Alevizou
    11:02am 18 November 2009


    The range and depth of many of the discussions were amazing. We will try and to take these forward with reflexive posts very soon. I hope we can continue the conversation and further the agendas forward!

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