5th SEDA Networking the Networks Meeting

17 October 2001 - 18 October 2001
Location: Manchester

This event is planned as a one-day activity, spread over two days to allow time and space for personal and serendipitous networking.

The two sessions on the first day will involve structured activities to identify and explicate problems involved in running networks which are concerned with educational development projects in general, and the dissemination of teaching and learning in particular. There is no bar on subject matter – all disciplines and all approaches are welcome. There is no bar on scope or scale – large, nationally-funded projects are as welcome as small-scale departmental or inter-departmental initiatives.

On the second day we shall re-examine the identified problems, searching for common types and areas. The aim is that everyone should leave with a selection of ideas to help them solve their networking problems. We shall also spend some time talking about how networking activity could be usefully structured and continued for this community.

Plan for the day

17th October



Meet for lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Identifying common problems:

Do you run a mailing list that has few and erratic contributions?

Do you run events that generate a lot of enthusiasm, but then nothing happens in between?

Have you created (or collated) a set of resources that are under-used?

Do you keep answering the same questions from members of your network?

15.30 – 16.00


16.00 – 17.30

Identifying uncommon problems:

Do you have a troubling problem?

Is it peculiar to your discipline / community?

Do you need help?




18th October


9.30 – 11.00

Speaker – James Wisdom

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 – 13.00

Revisiting shared problems

What kind of network model / networking activity would suit this community?