EvidenceNet Workshop24 Apr 2009
For the second time this week I’ve been out of the office and working in one of York’s many hotels. This time rather than a team away day I was at The Grange Hotel attending the first of a series of workshops on Evidence Net.
Evidence Net is a service that The Higher Education Academy is developing to support the process of using evidence based research to inform practice in the HE Sector.
The workshop was attended by a number of Academy staff with an aim to generate lots of ideas and to pull together a common understanding of the sorts of things the second phase of the Evidence Net web site should be looking to deliver. The morning was spent setting out some of the background and establishing a base of common understanding. From this a set of objectives for the work was outlined through some combining people’s individual thoughts of what the objectives should be and to a limited extent a start on what sort of measures could be used to measure the success of this.
After lunch, the approach turned to team discussions and sets of functional requirements were drawn together though “solution-mode” was purposefully avoided by an approach of focussing on what was needed rather than any technologies that could deliver it.
The day seemed to work well and I look forward to the opportunity for the ICT team to feed into the rest of this project.