And the winner is…

The joinin team would like to thank everyone who attended our session at the UAS Conference and entered photos in our joinin Instagram competition.

We are pleased to be able to announce that the winner of the competition was Rebecca Waterman who received 79 ‘likes’ by midnight.

The winning photograph

The winning photograph

All the photos posted using the joinin hashtag can be seen here https://instagram.com/explore/tags/joininoxford/

Please follow @joininOxford on Instagram and other social media, and contact joinin@it.ox.ac.uk if you think joinin sessions might work in your department or college.

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#joininoxford at #UASConference

The Penrose Pavement outside the Maths Institute is just one of many subjects for your camera!

The Penrose Pavement outside the Maths Institute is just one of many potential subjects for your camera.

The joinin team runs light-touch lunchtime sessions around the University to introduce staff to popular digital technologies that might come in handy, whether at work or at home. Today we’re introducing UAS conference delegates to Instagram, a fun and easy-to-use social media tool for sharing photos. Wander around the Maths Institute, snap a few cool pics and see how many ‘likes’ you get!

If joining in today inspires you to have a session in your own workplace, send us an email: joinin@it.ox.ac.uk. You can choose from topics such as…

Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, QR codes, wearable smart devices, fitness apps (e.g. Strava), shooting and editing videos on your phone – or even finding out why your teenage offspring is mad about Minecraft.

In fact, the list is (almost) endless!

joinin only    The joinin project is sponsored by the University’s IT Innovation Seed Fund.

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Instagram winners

Two lecture participants pose with joinin badges

Caption from Instagram: “Who would have thought a lecture would be so much fun!! #joininoxford #saidbusinessschool #instapic #instaphoto #crazykids #workwife #work

The joinin team would like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm at the IT Services staff day, getting stuck in to joinin in a workshop, chatting to us at our stand, and entering a photo in the joinin Instagram photo competition (over 100 photos on the day with the hashtag #joininOxford).

And the winner is…

Chantelle McNichols, with the most likes on Instagram on the staff day for:

Modern art in the corridors of the Said Business School

Caption from instagram: “bestofcee: The corridor of modern #art #photo #play #joininoxford #competition #likeforlike #insta #follow @joininoxford #oxitsd #oxford @oxitstaffday2016”

Spot prizes awarded by the joinin team to:

And here is a shot of the winner (behind the sculpture!) composing her entry, with other participants around preparing their photos:

Photographers in the Said Business School

Caption from Instagram: #joininOxford competition time”

joinin in at the University of Oxford:

Please follow @joininOxford on Instagram and other social media, and contact joinin@it.ox.ac.uk if you think joinin sessions might work in your dept or college.

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Progress: June-July 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

  • A very useful team meeting allowed us to think about the evaluation of joinin and an exit plan as well as further comms opportunities;
  • Worked with the Botanic Gardens and History Faculty and IT Services staff day for further sessions;
  • Wrote a newsletter article for the IT Services news for staff;
  • Event photography delivered by the podcasts team for joinin at a Botanical Gardens session;
  • Prepared a drop-in session for joinin participants to access wifi;
  • Delivered Instagram sessions: Botanical Gardens; IT Services staff day;
  • Delivered Twitter sessions: Botanical Gardens;
  • Delivered dropin (wifi connection) sessions: Botanical Gardens; the History Faculty;
  • The well-received Instagram session at the IT Services staff day generated 10+ new followers, and over 100 images tagged #joininOxford;
  • Blogged about joinin sessions and developments;

Immediately to-do:

  • Transition project management to the head of EET;
  • Project finances with Academic IT sections;
  • Work closely with the the Botanical Gardens and History Faculty, and the UAS conference, for further joinin sessions;
  • Write a newsletter article for the IT Services news for staff and for the IT-Services-Work email list;
  • Share updated info with ‘Beta’ and ‘Lab’ partners;
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IT Services Staff Day

joinin project is today at the IT Services Staff Day, we’re running a stand in the foyer, and a sample workshop, and a photo competition.

Photo competition

To enter the competition, first you’ll need the Instagram app on your mobile device. And you must “follow” @joininOxford. You should also ensure you can access wifi like Eduroam. Any problems with these please just come along to the joinin stand, (remember you may need your password for your app store).

Photo competition

Photo competition

In the workshop or at our stand you’ll hear about how to enter your photo in the Instagram competition, but in essence it’s as simple as one-two-three joinin:

  1. Get the Instagram app on your device, and follow @joininOxford
  2. Take your photo today
  3. Upload to Instagram with the #joininOxford

Prizes: £20 [Amazon] for the most ‘LIKES’ by midnight, also 3x “spot” prizes

What should you photograph?

Anything, but for example think about:

  • composition (maybe a reenactment of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper)?
  • or subject (maybe a naming-shaming photo of one of those pesky laptop users)?
  • or just keep an eye out for some serendipitous moment caught in time?

The small print:

joinin is funded by the IT innovation seed fund (trial) to trial an innovative way of introducing tech to staff around the University. Emma and Ally cannot enter the photo competition, and their decision on the prizes is final. To influence your chance of winning the first prize you can run a Twitter campaign or a charm offensive,  but it’s LIKES in Instagram that counts!

Photos from one of our recent joinin sessions:

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Progress: May-June 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

  • Agreed Trinity Term joinin at History Faculty for the whole series;
  • Worked closely with the prospective University units who supported the joinin bid to the University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial] to locate further joinin sessions;
  • Prepared Instagram joinin session for delivery;
  • Delivered Instagram sessions:
    • Dept of Oncology;
    • Ashmolean Museum;
    • Bodleian Libraries;
  • Reviewed the running of joinin sessions to identify elements to change or improve;
  • Further reviewed the evaluation of joinin sessions;
  • Planned for representation of joinin at the IT Services staff day;
  • Blogged about joinin sessions and developments;

Immediately to-do:

  • Project finances with Academic IT sections;
  • Work closely with the the Botanical Gardens and History Faculty, and the IT Services staff day, for further joinin sessions;
  • Planning for some photography for joinin at a Botanical Gardens event;
  • Meet with the whole team involved in the joinin session to discuss progress;
  • Share updated info with ‘Beta’ and ‘Lab’ partners;
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joinin Instagram

Over the last few weeks we have run a number of joinin sessions on Instagram. We thought it would be helpful to follow up on these sessions with a blog post sharing some tips and information about the app.

Firstly, Instagram is a social networking site for sharing photos, images and videos. To share photos on the site you will need to have a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with the Instagram app downloaded.  It is possible to view your Instagram account via a computer but you can’t upload any photos on the website, that needs to be done through the app on your mobile device.

Below are a few examples of photos from our Instagram account:

IMG_0633

Photo with a watermark

 

joininoxford

joininoxford

Instagram isn’t just photos, you can upload videos too!


(Introducing Video on Instagram from Vimeo.)

If you want to understand more about the app and all the functions it offers (including what the privacy settings do) then the best place to look is the Instagram Help Center.

We have included a link to the University social media guidelines, for your reference, it includes information about both personal and professional use of social media.

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Progress: Apr-May 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

  • Delivered a further Twitter session, this time with the Wellcome Trust
    • Reviewed the running of these sessions to identify elements to change or improve
    • Reviewed the evaluation of this session
  • Pursued contact with prospective University units who supported the joinin bid to the University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial]
    • Project Manager challenged the Museums and Libraries, separately by email to particular individuals, to engage with the joinin trial, leaving the session leader to work with those organisation about practicalities and audiences etc.
    • prepared Instagram joinin session for delivery
    • delivered awareness raising presentation of joinin at a museum staff meeting
    • prepared to run a demonstration session as a workshop during IT Services Staff Day (June) about Instagram
  • Planned for initial dissemination of project findings e.g. Jisc Learning and teaching practice experts group
  • Provided a joinin article for IT Services news for users
  • Pursued confirmation from central Finances of joinin Project finances
    • Raised this delay with the management of the Innovation Seed Fund
    • Confirmation received 9 April

Immediately to-do:

  • Project finances with Academic IT sections
  • Work closely with the Dept of Oncology for further joinin sessions
  • Meet with the whole team involved in the joinin session to discuss progress
  • Share updated info with ‘Beta’ and ‘Lab’ partners
  • Agree Trinity Term joinin at one University unit for the whole series
  • And at others who wish to trial as well

Risks, issues and changes:

  • Contact with the main prospect for Trinity Term is not working by email. We must pursue this by phone or similar, or revert to joinin‘s trial supporter the Dept of Oncology
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Progress: Mar-Apr 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

  • Prepared for initial joinin session on Twitter
  • Pursued contact with prospective University units who supported the joinin bid to the University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial]
    • other organisations (like the Wellcome Trust) have been attracted by the advertising for the Dept of Oncology session
    • planning for presentation of joinin at a museum staff meeting (April)
    • and running a demonstration session as a workshop during IT Services Staff Day (June)
  • Specified and purchased equipment for joinin, in particular a projector to enable the display of mobile device screen
  • Pursued confirmation from central Finances of joinin Project finances
  • Blogged here about joinin sessions and developments

Immediately to-do:

  • Project finances from University finances
  • Work closely with the Wellcome Trust for their joinin Twitter session
  • Newsletter article for the IT Services news for users
  • Agree Trinity Term joinin at one University unit for the whole series
    • And at others who wish to trial as well

Risks, issues and changes:

  • The delay in central Finances confirming joinin project finances is an issue for Academic IT sections who are essentially providing an artificial support to this Trial of the Seed Fund. In the real world no student or staff member (without tenure) could command their parent organisation to pay salaries and equipment costs while waiting for finances to be confirmed. This will be raised with the managers of the University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial]
  • Engaging with the correct parties within larger organisations like museums and libraries is proving a challenge as is managing their expectations and explaining the principles behind joinin
  • The project manager (Alun Edwards) will be seconded from Academic IT from July, therefore Liz Masterman will take over responsibility for project management July-Oct in addition to evaluation of joinin
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First joinin session – joinin: Twitter

We ran our very first joinin session at the Department of Oncology this week. I was supported on the day by Alun Edwards (Project Manager and official photographer), Mauricio Aquilar (ITLP demonstrator) and Amir Nettler ( IT Support Officer, Department of Oncology).

8 participants signed up and attend our very active session on Twitter. At the start we welcomed participants and handed out lollipops whilst they registered and completed an initial activity. We asked all the participants to place a dot on the scale of where they were with Twitter from ‘I hadn’t heard of it before’ all the way through to ‘I tweet therefore I am’ we as a team also took part in this activity.

Twitter scale

Where would you place yourself on our scale?

This helped us to get a feel of where participants were with their understanding and knowledge of Twitter. Everyone sat around one large table with the all important lollypops, post-it notes, handouts and pens. I ran the session from my phone (a BlackBerry Q20) using a Dell mini projector to display onto a screen nearby. This worked well with a small group and should mean we can run future sessions in rooms without formal projectors and screen equipment.

Lollypops, pens and post-it notes

Lollipops, pens and post-it notes

Once everyone had signed up for Twitter, we went through the process of posting a couple of tweets using the hashtag joininTwitter. We used our joinin Twitter account (@joininoxford) to demonstrate how to tweet.

Demonstrating Twitter

Demonstrating Twitter

Another blog post will follow, reflecting on the lessons learned from our first session. What we did learn early on was that the lollipops were a big hit with the participants!

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First joinin session planned – joinin: Twitter

We are very grateful to the Department of Oncology who’ve helped us to arrange our very first trial joinin session, which will take place on Monday 23rd March 2015. It will be a lunchtime session that will take place in the Old Road Campus Research Building on Roosevelt Drive.

joinin: Twitter Poster

joinin: Twitter

Below is a brief summary of the session:

 joinin:Twitter – Have you thought about signing up for Twitter, but aren’t really sure what it’s all about? Do you want to see it demonstrated before you have a go?  Tweeting made easy, share updates, thoughts and ideas in 140 characters or less! Come along to this informal, hands on session to where we will help you sign up to Twitter and post your first Tweet. If you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop bring it along to the session, if not don’t worry! We will have a number of different devices available to use during the session. If you bring along your own device it will need to be able to connect to wifi, we will be able to help you log into Eduroam or OWL so you don’t need to worry about data usage or mobile phone signal.

If you are based in the Old Road Campus Research Building and would like to attend please use the link below to sign up for the session.

http://scan.me/37nyjkt 

Look out for our posters, they should be appearing around the Old Road Campus Research Building very soon!

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Ideas for joinin sessions

We have started the to think about the possible options and have 7 draft session titles and general themes to date. These aren’t in any particular order with the exception of the first one on smartphones and tablets. This session should help introduce joinin participants to the technology that will be used in subsequent sessions and encourage participants to bring along their own technology to use.
Below are the draft titles and thoughts/ideas behind the 7 sessions:
  • joinin: Smartphones and Tablets – this session will introduce a range of devices (an iPad mini, an Android tablet and a Windows Surface as well as encouraging participants to bring along their own smartphones and tablets), signing up for Eduroam, adding email accounts, taking pictures, using the on-screen keyboard etc.
  • joinin: Social Media  – this session will introduce a range of popular social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc) and will then allow participants to explore these sites and decide if they wish to sign up for them.
  • joinin: Messaging – introduce a range of messaging systems available on smartphones, tablets and computers (Skype, FaceTime, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Firechat).
  • joinin: Augmented Reality  – looking at QR codes, Blippar, Aurasma and potentially Oculus Rift.
  • joinin: Wearables – looking at a range of wearable smart devices, possibilities include Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike Plus, Google glass, Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter and MindWave as well as looking at associated websites/apps such as Strava and MyFitnessPal.
  •  joinin: Gaming – looking at popular gaming technology such as PS4, Oculus Rift and Minecraft
  • joinin: Video  – looking at creating videos on smartphones and tablets using Vine or iMovie

At this stage we are exploring these different session ideas and will look to finalise a definitive list of at least 4 sessions in the next month or so.

 

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Progress: Feb-Mar 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

Immediately to-do:

  • Project finances from University finances
  • Pursue trial venues for Hilary Term
  • Work closely with the Dept of Oncology for the first joinin session
  • Agree Trinity Term joinin at one University unit for the whole series
  • And at others who wish to trial as well
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joinin – Social Media

The joinin project now has a number of profiles on social media that can be accessed via the following links:

Why not follow us and joinin!

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First project managers’ meeting for the Innovation Fund (Trial)

On Monday 9 February the project managers met together with the Innovation Fund.

It was good to hear more about the successful projects after our Dragons’ Den experience, a brief PDF about each is available from the Innovation Fund’s SharePoint site (additional login may be required):

In short, we heard more about the time-scales, the monthly report expectations, and the finance arrangements. The project managers also gave their feedback on the Fund processes so far. We talked about comms opportunities like the Innovation Fund Web presence and blogs and social media, internal IT Services staff events in June, and the Digital Media User Group, and OxTALENT in 2016.

Finally Dr Fred Kemp from the Isis Innovation, attending as a ‘critical friend’ kicked-off an interesting discussion about work on an innovative project after this funding has ended. We talked about sustainability, commercialising a product or an activity, licensing, and the software incubator.

Next project managers’ meeting for the Innovation Fund (Trial) will happen in July 2015.

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Early support for joinin

Many University units supported our proposal for Computer Club (now known as joinin) for consideration by the new IT Innovation Seed Fund. They added ‘thumbs up’ and comments and we were able to name more than one unit willing to be a test-bed for this. In particular there was some online discussion about this ‘idea’ on the Innovation Fund website. Here are some of the endorsements we received as we tried to gather momentum during the bidding process:

For the Bodleian Libraries:

The Bodleian Libraries are very interested in participating in a trial run of a computer club style project. A facet of our current strategy is the idea of ‘digital shift’, emphasising staff training in digital skills across the organisation – i.e. not just for those whose roles involve a great deal of higher level technical skills. This could provide a format for jump starting that training in a manageable and sustainable way – calling on expertise from within the organization but also from within the University more generally (IT Services, other departments) and perhaps further afield.

For the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum:

Increasingly all the staff at the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum are expected to contribute to the department’s on-line presence, social media, using digital technologies for outreach etc. There are varying degrees of digital literacy and also a need for some staff to increase their confidence in their own abilities. An informal, fun forum in which the less digitally literate staff could meet would be ideal. For those who are already digitally literate in the skills currently needed, it would would be a good forum for experiencing new skills that could be applied to the Department’s on line presence. The Botanic Garden supports this submission and would like to be involved in its trial.

For the History Faculty:

It is very easy to avoid learning about new technology, digital teaching methods, social media, etc., especially if you have been doing quite well without it for years. And it can be incredibly daunting! The IWM’s Computer Club has made learning easy, appealing, and relevant: the sessions clearly demonstrated how tech could help staff in their roles. This tailored approach, together with the non-traditional learning environment and informal teaching methods make it ideal for an adult audience. The History Faculty supports this submission, and we would very much like to take part in the trial.

For the Museums:

Agree this could be a great initiative. We are all increasingly being asked to integrate digital into how we work and communicate – it is up to us as organisations to ensure our colleagues have the skills to do this, and can’t say they don’t know how or have time. I’ve heard quite a bit about the IWM Computer Club and got the feeling it worked well because it was fun, and people learnt together as a group. It would be great if that could be replicated here.

For IT Services:

This is an exciting proposal. The Computer Club Engage talk (Nov 18th) arranged to kick-start discussions with staff from the wider university community worked well and attracted significant levels of enthusiasm and interest especially from representatives of the university museums. I agree with Dave- it would be excellent to utilise local IT knowledge where possible. This is in keeping with it being a collaborative and supportive scheme/forum rather than top-down i.e. staff helping other staff. Additionally this might inspire participants further if they see their colleagues getting involved and being creative with different forms of digital technology.

…and…

Computer Club is an initiative that will encourage innovative use with digital technologies across the University. All too often we focus on rewarding and supporting innovative practice without putting in place the stepping stones to enable our colleagues to reach the stage whereby they feel confident and supported in trialling new things in their academic practice. Computer club is an innovative model and will take IT Services out into the University units. It’s informal and fun approach will appeal to a lot of time-pressed University members, and provide opportunities for greater engagement with potential service users (e.g. relationships built through the club will lead to members coming on our courses, using our services, contributing to our initiatives, or collaborating on funding/ project proposals). Furthermore IT Services already has in place avenues to showcase resulting innovative practice developed through Computer Club e.g. lunchtime talks, the OxTALENT Awards, Case Studies. This is a proposal that fits solidly with IT Services mission statement to act as an ‘enabler’, be ‘responsive’ and ‘develop IT skills’, it is scaleable and responsive to the changing digital landscape, and as such I think it will be a great asset.”

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Inspiration for joinin

Where did the idea for joinin come from?

The Imperial War Museums

Collage of images from Computer Club at the IWM

The Imperial War Museum sample use-case is of the museum accountant who is inspired by Computer Club to use technology more in his personal life, and is now more digitally aware meaning that as a fund owner he has more understanding of the requests for kit or innovations from curatorial colleagues

As part of the “Engage” series, the Imperial War Museum presented their ‘Computer Club’ which enables staff to gain hands-on experience with technology and aims to increase their digital literacy. This briefing helped us to examine the practicalities of running the programme and consider its potential relevance to Oxford:

  • Would a University unit like to collaborate on a bid to the University’s newly-created “IT Innovation Seed Fund” to run a feasibility study of a trial of this approach to introduce ALL their staff to some of the digital things around us?
  • Who could lead these sessions in a University setting?
  • If initial feedback is negative about the name “Computer Club” (and its retro look-and-feel, and the way it sounds like an after-school-club) then can we discover a meaningful way to promote this initiative to our audiences?

The “Engage” session was called “The First Rule of Computer Club? Talk about Computer Club!” and it was presented at IT Services Thames Suite, Banbury Road on 18 November 2014 by Simon Delafond and Jesse Alter, Imperial War Museums, available online are the slides and the audio of the Imperial War Museum’s presentation. (This was originally blogged about: A hands-on approach to building digital literacy.)

University strategies

Digital literacy contributes to the University strategy to sustain and enhance its excellence in scholarship by providing an opportunity to broaden and deepen the digital capability of all members of the University. Computer Club is firmly about reaching the widest range of members in a Unit. Researchers for example, but maybe more about improving the digital literacy of staff responsible for supporting research teams, see the image above, about the Imperial War MuseumComputer Club was the inspiration for joinin! A Computer Club-style of programme could support the University’s IT Strategic Plan, 2013-2018 by reinforcing activities such as disseminating and sharing effective and innovative digital technologies in teaching and learning to help members optimise their use. Computer Club could complement existing programmes from IT Services like ITLP, e.g. fundamentals or Computer8.

Submitting our proposal to the IT Innovation Seed Fund

After the “Engage” session, which was attended by at least 25, we met with about half-a-dozen people from different University units who thought they would be interested in collaborating with us on Computer Club during 2015. If we were successful with our bid for funding then IT Services would provide the facilitator, the expertise, the booking and evaluation mechanism, and some of the kit. The University unit would need to provide, e.g.:

  • the means to communicate with their members to encourage them to attend
  • management permission so that members can attend
  • liaison so that Computer Club is ‘owned’ by the unit, to include assistance with session planning, topics for sessions, volunteers to help sessions happen, evaluation of the experience, etc.
  • an appropriate space (including some technical requirements) to run Computer Club over a number of sessions
  • or to arrange (including room hire etc.) for Computer Club to run (near where your members are, not in IT Services)

Many University units supported our proposal for consideration by the new IT Innovation Seed Fund. They added ‘thumbs up’ and comments. We were able to name more than one unit willing to be a test-bed for this, and there was a lot of online discussion about this ‘ideas’ on the Innovation Fund website.

After a very competitive review process in Nov-Dec 2014 – which included a Dragons’ Den pitch funding for a trial of Computer Club in 2015 was confirmed as part of a well-received bid called the “Creative Technology Programme”, and in January we consulted our colleagues and came up with the name joinin to reflect how we feel about the potential and opportunities this programme has.

Please watch this space for more news as the joinin project grows!

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Elevator pitch

“It’s very easy to avoid learning about new technology, digital teaching methods, social media, etc., especially if you’ve been doing quite well without it for years. And it can be incredibly daunting!”

joinin will make learning about tech easy, appealing, and relevant; the sessions clearly demonstrating how technology could help staff in their role or their personal life.

The University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial] is supporting a prototype of joinin which is based in the Academic IT Services. The team will run joinin for an audience drawn from across a University unit, in or near to their place of work. The tailored approach of joinin, together with the non-traditional learning environment and informal teaching methods, should help to form communities around this new digital awareness and realise other longer term benefits. joinin is inspired by ‘Computer Club‘, run for the staff of the Imperial War Museums.

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Progress: Jan-Feb 2015

Notes from the Project Manager:

  • Changed name from Computer Club to joinin after consultation with Academic IT Services
  • Recruited facilitator (Emma Proctor-Legg) and set-up the project team
  • Contacted 6 prospective University units who supported the Computer Club bid to the University of Oxford IT Innovation Seed Fund [Trial]
  • This blog and email (with delegated access for the project team) set up
  • Social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and achievement badges
  • Evaluation principles discussed
  • 7 joinin session topics discussed

Immediately to-do:

  • Project finances with IT Innovation Seed Fund Trial
  • Project finances with sections in Academic IT Services
  • Write (Agile project management) ‘feasibility’ and ‘foundation’ documents
  • Pursue trial venue for Hilary Term
  • Agree Trinity Term joinin at one University unit for the whole series
  • And at others who wish to trial as well
  • Share updated info with ‘Beta’ and ‘Lab’ partners who were unsuccessful in their bid to the IT Innovation Seed Fund Trial
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