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Cascade tools: Web2_0 tools

Page history last edited by Anna Gruszczynska 9 years, 3 months ago

The C-SAP cascade framework has been supported by our engagement with Web2.0 tools.

We used them to report on project progress and reflect on issues of broader significance to the OER programme(via our blog), disseminate project outputs (Slideshare account), connect with broader OER networks (via Twitter) and collate relevant resources (through delicious and netvibes). We also experimented with various Web2.0-based tools (Voicethread, prezi and mindmeister) when drafting the initial schema of the cascade framework. We have found Twitter to be of particular value of the project and you will find a more detailed account of our experiences with this tools below. A number of documents (such as notes from project meetings, reflexive tasks etc.) located on this wiki, tagged with "Web2.0" also touch upon the relevance of those tools to the project.


Excerpt from blog post "A Tweet a day makes the project go a long way"

Twitter is one of the tools that the project team have embraced quite early on in the project and personally, I found Twitter to be an extremely useful project management tool. To start with, it is quiet an effortless way of tapping into the existing OER networks and resources provided by the OER community. As project assistant for the C-SAP OER pilot phase project I spent way too much time trawling the web for OER programme related updates, newly released reports and articles, information about events etc. Now that time has been significantly cut because all the relevant updates arrive straight to my Twitter stream and equally, I have used the tool to let the world know about any relevant resources that have been produced in the context of C-SAP OER projects.


The project meeting yesterday saw a renewed commitment to Twitter on the part of our academic partners. While we continued our conversation about pedagogy and critical approaches towards OERs, we simultaneously tweeted some of the questions that arose (using the#csapoer hashtag for the meeting) and this way went from sitting in a small room with six people to interacting with a much broader audience who retweeted our comments, responded to some of the questions and kept the conversation going. 




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Comments (4)

Helen Jones said

at 12:16 pm on Aug 31, 2010

Hi All - I've just set up twitter to follow CSAPOER2 but I'm not familiar with netvibes - is it a bit like TweetDeck in pulling updates from various feeds together?

Anna Gruszczynska said

at 3:24 pm on Sep 1, 2010

Hi Helen, yes, that's the concept behind netvibes - we decided to experiment with this platform for the cascade project (and the collections one as well) because JISC are quite keen on using it for their work, see for instance here: http://www.netvibes.com/circlejisc#CIRCLE_Feeds

Helen Jones said

at 8:40 am on Sep 2, 2010

Thanks Anna - I have to say that I really like CiteULike too - I'm doing some research on violence in Japanese culture and it is really easy to pull together a host of relevant resources (sorry for being a bit off track there!).

Anna Gruszczynska said

at 9:43 am on Sep 2, 2010

Off track is welcome - that's where the best ideas come from! I personally still can't decide which I like better, bibsonomy or citeulike (different functionalities, slightly different audiences I think) so for the OER2 projects we're using both!

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