Developing your online professional identities

 

 

A cross project collaboration between: DIAL, SEE, Development & Learning and CLTAD

Overview

How we use technology as participatory tool in teaching and promoting the creative student

  1. When and how should student’s set up their Professional Identity?
  2. What are the skill sets that employers are looking for from our students?
  3. What role is Web 2 technology playing in supporting them/this?
  4. How do lecturers who are also artist promote their own practice?

Working document updated version - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SbfigfrUYanJjEyZ8_zCpggW3w56ba3wu-XkAaV7wW0/edit

Aims & Objectives

The project aims to engage staff and students in a debate around issues of professional online identities through online networks and face to face workshops/drop in discussion and support sessions.

Create a ‘Developing online professional identities’ blog to engage a wider audience and cluster and crowd source information and resources

Baseline current practice in this area by identifying good practice, case studies and feedback

Create resources and information

Identify course staff who could pilot/develop resources and processes in curriculum

September Event

Each industry speaker each give a 15 minute talk, then to be available at a table or separate room for discussion and network

University Professionals to showcase talk about what they are currently doing with technology which could cover, blogs, twitter, Drupal (open source CMS for websites), discussion about the debate around the issues of social media intruding and blurring the line between professional and personal identity how this is perceived by students. 

After a series of talks 6 or 8 speakers for 15 mins then 2 hours and then a break and then opportunity to speak in more depth with 3 of the speakers.

Other things discussed, setting up a dedicated web page for progress and linked from each department.

Learn-IT to establish which training is required for staff in technologies that support their teaching and which of these trainings can be delivered by expert University staff.

 

Outputs / Outcome Type (e.g. report, publication, software, knowledge built)

Brief Description

A baseline of where we are in understating the issues and challenges of ‘Developing online professional identities’

Blog case studies

Small drop in events to encourage debate and participation in debate development and training.

Learning studio

Online support/resources/blog and community of practice

 

Large event in September 2012 conference/case studies and training events

 

Learn-IT to establish which training is required for staff in technologies that support their teaching and which of these trainings can be delivered by expert University staff.

 

 

Action

By whom

Date

Written brief to be decided upon based on the questions above, the workshop to include talks from Industry professional  which can be defined later, or be open to invitation

Learn-It to write up initial and distribute

21.2.2012

Initial Contact with Industry Professionals with discussions of fee etc

Learn-IT DIAL and SEE

 

Brief decided upon and sent to Creative and Culture skills and also skill set and University Individuals

?

 

Identified University Professionals to show case (blogs, twitter, joomla, Discussion around social media intruding blurring the line between professional and personal identity, how this is perceived by lecturers & students

DIAL  & CLTAD

 

Location and Date to be agreed/ possibility for Admin week and also to source location at Kings Cross

 

Learn-IT

29.2. 2012

Filming of the event and setting up Webinar implication

DIAL

 

Branding the event

SEE

 

Booking delegates onto the event/through Itrent

Learn-IT

 

Promotion of event

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Implication of the cost and How the event cost can be split

?

 

 

Work package brief title

Developing online professional identities

Start date

21/02/2012

End date

10/10/2012

Project webpage URLs

http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/developing-your-online-professional-identities

 

Team Member Name

Role

Contact Details

Katie Mills

(SEE)

k.mills@arts.ac.uk

 

Chrissy Kelly

(Learn-it)

c.m.kelly@arts.ac.uk

 

Laura North
 

(SEE and DIAL)

l.north@arts.ac.uk

 

Ruth Powell

(CLTAD)

r.powell@arts.ac.uk

 

Chris Follows

(DIAL)

c.follows@arts.ac.uk

Further Discussion around the format of the event:

Each industry speaker each give a 15 minute talk, then to be available at a table or separate room for discussion and network

University Professionals to showcase talk about what they are currently doing with technology which could cover, blogs, twitter, JDrupal (open source CMS for websites), discussion about the debate around the issues of social media intruding and blurring the line between professional and personal identity how this is perceived by students. 

After a series of talks 6 or 8 speakers for 15 mins then 2 hours and then a break and then opportunity to speak in more depth with 3 of the speakers.

Other things discussed, setting up a dedicated web page for progress and linked from each department.

Outcome for each department:

Learn-IT to establish which training is required for staff in technologies that support their teaching and which of these trainings can be delivered by expert University staff.

Feedback from Chris follows:

I think this project is a great collaboration opportunity and is hopefully the beginning of a new a timely college and sector debate and event/s.

I’ll be working on this as part of DIAL, and as discussed are happy to develop the online community space using the DIAL budget, DIAL objectives can been seen here - http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/02/10/objectives/  specifically – 6  Students 2) Improved graduate employability by enhancing presentation skills and professional online identities.

The web platforms we mentioned today were:

http://process.arts.ac.uk/ - UAL web platform built with Drupal open source CMS

http://drupal.org/  - Open source Content management system (CMS)

http://moodle.org/ - UAL’s new open source VLE

MEETINGS:

Meeting: February 21st  11.30-12.30
Present: Chrissy Kelly (Learn-it) Katie Mills (SEE) Laura North (SEE and DIAL) Chris Follows (DIAL)
Apologies Ruth Powell (CLTAD)
Joint working meeting for the promotion of the event.

Meeting notes: 26 March 2012

Present: Chrissy Kelly (Learn-it) Katie Mills (SEE) Laura North (SEE and DIAL) Chris Follows (DIAL), Ruth Powell (CLTAD)

29 - 30 June ArtSmart event date clash

Cara Lee Roth to be involved

‘Developing online professional identities’ case studies

John Jackson - case study

Budget/expenses: DIAL

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