Where Sheila’s been this week: The Challenges of Web Residencey workshop #HEAvandr

Earlier this week I went to London with my colleague Evelyn McElhinney to join the rest of the projects in the HEA Challenges of Web Residency Programme.  As I’ve written about before this programme is exploring  students use of online spaces using David Whites visitor and residents mapping methodology.

In terms of our project, we have only managed to run one workshop. There are various reasons for this, but mainly around timing, it took a bit longer to get ethics approval and then lots of our undergrad nurses were on placement when we planned our workshops.we are going to run some more between now and the summer.

I was “well impressed” by some of the projects who have managed to get between 80-150 maps. It was also fascinating to see the overlay images David has managed to pull together. There were a few L shape patterns in the grid appearing. However, as David acknowledged it is hard to draw any concrete conclusions, and context is crucial.  So it was good to hear in a bit more detail from some of the projects about their experiences and conclusions.  Once common theme was that students did value their own online spaces for collaboration and didn’t want “us” there.

Once again I’ve been experimenting with visual note taking on my ipad and here is my note of the feedback session (clicking on the picture will take you to original image).

visual workshop notes
workshop notes

In terms of our experience, our participants were Post Registered Health Care professionals, so they are working full time and attending uni.  Unsurprisingly the are pretty strategic in the visitor and resident engagement. They have also found ways to circumvent professional barriers (e.g. quite closed networked systems)  that prevent them accessing what they find as useful services such youtube. We’ll be writing up our case study over the next fews days so I’ll be able to share more then.

Me in doodle mode!

photo of my hand drawing on ipad
Me sketch noting

7 comments

    • thanks David – I’m not very good but the only way I’ll get better is if I keep doing it. Getting feedback like that helps too. Still not sure if I can make cetis conference but if I can I will do some more there too – in between catching up with people

      S

      • I actually have a half written post about creative ways of taking notes and how it’s really hard because notes are never finished so you always feel that ‘it’s not very good’. I wrote something about ego too which I think fits in to this. Perhaps I have a friday afternoon post coming on.

        Would be really nice to catch up if you can make it to conference. I’d like to borrow some creative note ideas!

      • oh good – I always enjoy your Friday afternoon posts. Yes would be lovely to catch up. Should know next week if I can make it or not.

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