Following Kate Ellis' question (through the mailing list) from Dec. 21, 2007:
Who is the audience for this collection?
Kate Ellis: I assume the answer is many different people: T&L consultants and support folks, faculty and perhaps designers & developers. From my admittedly limited point of view, I was imagining this collection as being something I would access and share with the instructors that I work with. How are other people envisioning this?
Mathieu Plourde: I think the audience would be segmented. Each institution would promote what they want to promote to their faculty members, and the global repository would be a place for T&L professionals who would seek fresh ideas. As someone who has to support faculty members on a daily basis, I need job aids, examples, training material, promotional material, in order to show something concrete, something professors can relate to. But I would not send all my professors to an external source. I would filter what applies to our context, and put it on our support website. So, if there were some kind of flagging process, were I could decide which example coming from a repository I would like to share with my professors, that would be awesome. Have a look at my diagram to get a better sense of what I am thinking.
Mathieu Plourde (3-5-2008): I think the idea that this repository will primary be targeted at ourselves (instructional designers, IT support people, managers) has been widely accepted. It will become a tool for all of us to promote good practices at our faculty members (correct me if I'm wrong). Consider the following points:
- It should have a great value to us (members of the Sakai and OSP T&L Followers);
- We should assume the responsability to share resources from our institutions. That way, the vocabulary remain be the same.
- It should be open to anyone who wants to look or contribute, especially Faculty members.