Collaborating Across Boundaries: Themed Sessions

Slot 1 (11:15 – 11:45)

  • Paul Cranner – Knowledge House (Security & Data Protection). Overview of the security and data protection aspects of a regional brokerage (KHIS 2.0) system. This session will include a demonstration of the system.
  • Pam Voisey – University of Glamorgan (Building & Maintaining a Community of Practice). Lessons learned from using a blog in bringing together SMEs and institutional staff.
  • Paul Lowe – University of the Arts London (Exploring the Tools). Paul Lowe highlights how a range of tools can be used to form an online collaborative space, namely: Wimba; Ning; Twitter; YouTube; and Vimeo.

Slot 2 (12:00 – 12:30)

  • Chris Turnock & Jed Woodhouse – Northumbria University (Security & Data Protection). An explanation of how Northumbria University overcame the security concerns of the institution and data protection concerns of industry partners whilst using open source software.
  • Brian McCaul – University of Leeds (Building & Maintaining a Community of Practice). Using social media, the University of Leeds works more effectively with external partners. Brian McCaul explains how this has led to increased capacity and expertise.
  • Stephanie Warren – New College Swindon (Exploring the Tools). Stephanie Warren highlights how New College Swindon’s use of collaborative online tools has benefited SMEs and community groups.

Slot 3 (14:30 – 15:15)

  • Lynda Austin – West Midlands Health Academy (Security & Data Protection). Lynda highlights the way in which the WMHA used alternative solutions, due to security concerns, to foster knowledge exchange between academia and the West Midlands Health Authority.
  • Paul Lowe – University of the Arts London (Building & Maintaining a Community of Practice). Building upon the theories of Etienne Wenger, Paul developed an active photojournalism community of practice. In this session Paul shares his experiences, including hints and tips.
  • Erik Bohemia – Northumbria University (Exploring the Tools). Erik shares his experiences of using a range of open source tools to enable collaboration between academics, students, and industrial partners on a world wide scale.