NOTE 1: The CELT Team will use a range of digital technologies to support internal and external communications. The key areas of focus will be on: resource sharing and re-use; discussion; communication; and identity management.
NOTE 2: It is expected that team members will share ownership and support for each other in setting-up, defining, and using technologies.
NOTE 3: It is expected that CELT team members will follow the DMU Commons guidelines at https://our.dmu.ac.uk/about/
NOTE 4: Dissemination will affect different stakeholders: CELT; DMU staff; external partners; national/international groups.
Internal CELT communications
1. Awareness-raising: email
Purpose: The team will use DMU email for time-limited communications that are focused on dissemination rather than discussion. However, as appropriate email might be used to gain agreement on a decision or to flag a discussion that is taking place on the Google Group.
Connections: Where discussions develop from email threads they will be migrated by the originator to the CELT Google Group (https://groups.google.com/group/DMUcelt).
2. Discussion: Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/group/DMUcelt
Purpose: The team will use Google Groups for longer communications that are focused on extended discussions. Each thread in a discussion should be clearly marked and will be owned by the originator of a conversation.
Connections: Where discussions develop from email threads they will be migrated by the originator to the CELT Google Group. This owner might also use DMU email to flag discussions that need contribution.
3. Shared resources: CELT folder on Google Docs: http://bit.ly/v9O7XG
Purpose: The team will use Google Docs to edit resources that might become documents or presentation or templates for others to use.
Connections: Once agreed in template form on Google Docs they may be warehoused here, or migrated to LearnEx, so that they can be shared more broadly. Finalising or sharing the Google Doc. or re-purposing it on LearnEx, will be managed by the originator of a conversation.
4. Awareness-raising: individual aggregator
Purpose: It is advised that individual members of the team maintain an aggregator (e.g. Google Reader), in order to make sense of the range of resources being produced and tagged.
Connections: as a minimum the aggregator should pull in feeds from CELT blogs, including LearnEx, the DMU website and diigo.
External communications, to DMU and beyond
1. A hub for team-based, external communication: Learning Exchanges
Purpose: The team will blog as CELT on the Learning Exchanges blog. RH will also use this as his main blogging space, and for maintaining an outward facing website for CELT/ELT at DMU. LearnEx will also be used as a hub for good practice, and for exemplar resources and recommended technology solutions, scenarios and cases.
Connections: LearnEx will connect, as appropriate to individual team blogs, #dmucelt tweets, our resources/social bookmarks, and will act as a support space for DMU staff.
2. Individual team member profiles: DMU Commons’ blogs
Purpose: CELT team members should decide whether they wish to develop personal blogs connected to the Learning Exchanges blog, in order to create/manage their own digital identity related to DMU.
Connections: DMU Commons’ blogs will connect, as appropriate to other individual team blogs and Twitter feeds, and LearnEx.
Ownership: individuals, but should be communicated to other CELT members
3. Individual team member profiles: Twitter
Purpose: The team will maintain individual Twitter accounts as appropriate, including for building communities of practice inside and beyond DMU, for dissemination and for evaluation. Where tweets refer to DMU the team should consider the hashtag #lovedmu. Where tweets refer to CELT the team should use #dmucelt. Individual team members should consider what to put in their Twitter bio, including something like “my views, not DMU’s.”
Ownership: CELT individuals
Development: RH has set-up twapperkeeper to archive #dmucelt tweets at: http://twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/dmucelt
4. A hub for team-based, shared resources: social bookmarking using diigo
Purpose: The team will maintain an open shared, web-based resource base, for dissemination and for awareness-raising. The preferred tool is currently http://diigo.com, which has been used for the UCPD WEP (http://groups.diigo.com/group/ucpdwep). CELT need to develop a shared taxonomy for tagging references. This needs to be worked out over time, but should not be so flexible that the vocabulary becomes esoteric and meaningless. However, key tags are as follows.
CURRICULUM tags: assessment; design; delivery; pedagogy; interaction; student; staff; games; PBL.
EDUCATION tags: education; higher education; further education; adult education; distance learning; informal learning; University; politics; student; staff; professional development.
TECHNOLOGY tags: mobile; web; hardware; software; multimedia; open; synchronous; data; podcast; blog; wiki; social network; tagging.
DMU tags: ADH; BAL; HLS; FoT; Prof Services.
RESOURCE tags: OER; research; multimedia; PLE; VLE; licensing; copyright; eportfolio; evaluation; IPR.
ORGANISATION tags: CELT; DMU; HEA; HEFCE; JISC.
NOTE: These tags should also be used for other resources like blogs.
Ownership: CELT individuals