by Katie Stripe, E-Learning Technologist, National Heart Lung Institute
First of all the IMPLEMnT team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and has offered their support to the project so far. The edit-a-thon was great success, some areas worked really well, others less so but lessons have been learned. It was great experience trying to run a session in person and in the cloud but on a couple of occasions the technology got the better of me and I would not necessarily do it that way again.
However both physical and virtual produced some great content for the site and I am looking forward to putting it in and growing the site and the community. That will take a bit of time but I look forward to working with you in the next few months to add your case studies to IMPLEMnT and to share them with our colleagues. The face-to-face workshops also yielded some great content, but more importantly great discussions and a chance to build on our teaching and learning communities.
This experience has given us some new ideas on how to move the project forward and generate more content, so watch this space. Plus we are very excited to be officially working with the University of Brighton on the technical development of phase 2 which will start to put your content and case studies into a tool that can help everyone make well informed decisions on how to add digital tools to their classrooms.
Edit-a-thon – in numbers
Online users – 52
- 45 from London
- 5 from Brighton
- 1 from Iver (Bucks)
- 1 from Helsinki (I have a friend working at University of Helsinki)
Visitors to the virtual rooms
- Technology for collaboration (sharing, audience response, social media) – 36
- Technology for assessment, feedback and course management – 34
- Teaching Methodologies – 28
- Technology for multimedia (content, creation, visualisation, simulation) – 22
- Technology for data, programming and reference management – 14
- Technology for students, web searching and personal organisation – 11
The online sheets gathered information on about 45 different technologies including:
The face-to-face workshop had over 20 people moving in and out of rooms
- Teaching approximately – 8
- Technology approximately – 12
The workshop generated 71 post-it notes and content on technologies including: