What is a digital Steward

Some ideas for the stewarding role (specifically in relation to creative sector communicating/sharing its resources and learning and teaching with the world). Also see Process.arts functionality requirements for an open practice platform and Digital literacy CPD and a practical pathway into OEP.

Helping users online:

The Steward could support open practice in many ways to help staff and students better share their learning and teaching activities and associated resources externally, here are some examples:

The steward would openly support best practice via comment support with staff and students who are attempting open practice - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/1st-edit-example-fluid-metaphors

The steward can also build an open batch of resources in which to point new open practitioners to for support and guidance - http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/discipline/research-practice/copyright-issues

And highlight examples of case studies - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/case-study-open-educational-practice-intellectual-property

.... and resource development case studies - http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/discipline/research-practice/learning-video-research

The steward could develop in collaboration with key staff, bespoke learning modules to meet specific objectives stakeholders - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vrTfQYJ9XRAw5CLvFb2gNQMJFL0rk984YQ3FuKKCI0g/edit?pli=1#heading=h.6las3fg1z6dh   

Rich media resource development to help enhance and externalise courses and projects

Example 1 Life drawing:


Here is an example of where the steward works with a course to help communicate and visualise the course activity e.g - in this link is the download attachment to the course brief with a real video example - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/life-drawing-laurence-noga-wimbledon-foundation-201011 additionally the rest of the related projects are also presented to support the visulisation of the brief

http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/foundation-drawing-exhibition-foyer-gallery-merton-hall-road-private-view-5-10-october-2010 (including audio, image and video)

and http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/project-1-final-crit-and-presentation-work

Workshop and technical processes:

The steward has supported a member of staff to produce rich media resources - http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/discipline/fine-art/sculpture/sand-casting

And creating learning resource pages like this - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/animation-timeline-fine-art-0

Communities of practice

The steward would help the creation of communities of practice, advise on what is the relevant online space for the Cop, help them set up the Cop and develop and promote their open practice community.  

Other open communities of practice examples can be seen here - http://process.arts.ac.uk/allprojects

Example of how putting our practice and resources has benefited another college - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/developing-digital-literacy-gsa
 

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