DRAFT ONLY-prepared as part of MOBIMOOC course.
1. Working title:
Building Resilience Interest Group BRIG
2. Type of mLearning (language, health, environment…) – (can be useful to find similar projects amongst other participants)
Continuing professional development Education, Health and Human Service sector workers.
3. Project goal:
This project will establish and sustain a blended community of practice (CoP) along the lines outlined in the draft mission and goals below that uses both face to face and electronic means (incorporating mobile and flexible learning resources.) The CoP will centered on the Darling Downs rural regional of Australia.
(Because this is an ongoing undertaking- it does not meet the criteria to be a formal project of being time limited.)
The following text describes the scope and mission, vision and goals of BRIG. The text is draft at this early stage and depends on partner input.
The Building Resilience Interest Group is a group of people with a professional interest in promoting social and emotional wellbeing in children and young people. Membership is free and open to all.
We are based on the Darling Downs in Australia however through in an online world, we recognise we have learning connections around the world.
Our concern for promoting psychological resilience spans from birth through to young adulthood as the development that occurs during these life stages underpins latter life long resilience and wellbeing.
A Community that promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people through creating:
4. Target audience:
Primary: Teachers, other staff of early childhood and care services, other professional working in schools and education systems, youth workers, human service workers and health workers concerned with child, youth or family health in the rural and regional areas of the Darling Downs. People involved in professional support or education of the above people are also potential members.
Secondary: Another other outside of the goregraphic area with an interest in connecting to learn.
Which type of mobile device will be offered or do the target audience have at their disposal?
It is assumed staff have access to computers through work or at home. Many have access to increasingly powerful web enabled phones, pads and media players. However data access may be expensive and in may workplaces access to so popular. Many staf fhave acces sto ditial recorders and cameras. Social networking sites such Facebook, Youtube ect may be blocked in many workplaces by ITC issues, policy or culture. Participation in live webinars in some organisation may be blocked by firewall issues.
Iphones and Android phones are common as is familiarity with Facebook but mostly for personal use.
What type of connectivity is to be expected on the target audience level?
Participants will be offer a range of ways of connecting.
Facebook and Twitter will be used to market BRIG events but discussion will be focused into a smaller set of fora. eg a blog or the email list (possible a NING group)
5. Who are ALL the stakeholders that might influence the project?
Apart from those listed in the target groups stakeholders may include:
6. Deadline or timeline for developing the project (if any):
Launch initial online BRIG event by June 10th 2011
7. Description of the project
This project will relaunch the BRIG network in 2011 combining the face to elements of the previous BRIG and incorporating new ideas and online and mlearning tools and methods.
BRIG plans a series of inter-related activities. We plan in 2011 to:
The project use socially constructed/connectivist learning methods to power the model of change.
BRIG will bring together people with diverse skills, knowledge and contexts around a common concerns around improving social and emotional wellbeing and resilience. BRIG will provide spaces were conversations will be facilitated around key issues identified by the participants. These spaces may be face to face or virtual or both.
BRIG activities will be informed by a number of principles:
Learning activities will be situated, flexible and learner centered.
Learning events and learning resources (concepts, models, data, evidence, people with expertise, documents, material resources) will be provided
Facilitating conversations will be more important than teaching. We will aim to ‘jointly construct knowledge’ and to “collectively make sense’
This informal learning will be supported by bringing diverse people together around common interests to:
* share expertise, ideas, experience, knowledge, resources, problems and frustrations
* collaborative problem naming and strategy generation
Consistnet with the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion changes will happen:
8. Which steps will you take to ensure you will reach your mLearning goal?
I have outlined a series of generic steps in SpicyNodes Mindmap Mobile Learning for Health Promotion Capacity Building and written about them on in this blog post (Health Promotion Steps to a Mobile Learning Project)
9. Problems you are not sure about? (so we can have a look and suggest possible solutions)