I have been working on a series of mini-documents and practical workshops on how to use web technologies effectively to promote collaboration and disseminate research.
These workshops are mainly targeted at research students and staff, but can easily be transferred and adapted to other audiences.
During the planning phase, and even now as I am developing the content, I keep coming back to the same very issue: how will I be able to get my message across in a way I am able to convey the idea that there is an added value to the use of web technologies and networking, without my coming across as a kind of ‘evangelist’?
Making the content available is important, but being able to develop a culture around the areas we advocate, seems to me, to be more sustainable in the long run. Creating initiatives which will help people experience the power of the network (and networking) for themselves is, in my opinion, crucial.
I have, therefore, decided I will have to approach my audience in more active and creative ways and try to develop some interesting challenges to get people to experience it for themselves. I will soon be able to unveil some of the ideas. But meanwhile, if you have some you would like to see in practice, do not hesitate to contact me or submit them on to here. I am always open to collaboration! 😉
So here are the topics I have been working on (which, once finished, will be released to the wider audience under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 so that you can use it as well. Hence, your feedback and suggestions are important!
Here is how far I have come, regarding the themes I am working on:
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What do you think? What else should I be looking at? Are there any other ‘hot topics’ I should be focusing on?
As usual, your comments are more than welcome! 😉