A lot has happened since I l did my last blog post. The project had its second and final SG meeting a couple of weeks ago. The feedback from SG members has helped clarify my thinking about how to take the project forward – more on this in a future post.
The focus of this post is share a bit about my BJET spin-off project. I received a small Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) project grant from the HEA to pilot the iPad (and other devices) Coffee Club at the University of Huddersfield (UoH) during the 2013/14 academic year. This is based on a successful scheme developed at the University of Southampton. My plan is to do three events in 2013/14 – one per academic term.
The iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club is an informal event which provides the space for academics to learn from each other by sharing good ideas and practices regarding the use of their tablet devices. The expectation is that academics will get better use of their tablet devices if they get together with their peers in an informal space to share their knowledge and use of these devices.
There is clearly a demand for the establishment of an informal support system like the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club at the University based on the BJET project findings so far. UoH Colleagues want to learn how to effectively use their tablet devices for academic practices. I will be the organiser and facilitator of the iPad (and other tablets) Coffee Club. This is still early days but I will keep you posted about the coffee club as soon as things kick off.
Watch this short video by Fiona Harvey on the University of Southampton’s iPad (and other devices) Coffee Club.