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Record of Work with Practitioner Informants
Profile of PIs
We recruited 9 PIs via three routes:
- Outstanding contributors to the Learning Design Tools project
- Course authors who work with TALL
- Recommendations from JISC
The following is a brief profile of the PIs, the sector(s) of post-compulsory learning in which they work, and the special contribution which we believe they can bring to the Phoebe project. For confidentiality, they are identified by codes rather than names.
|ID||Sector||LD Tools project?||Contribution|
|PI01||ACL||Q, W||Very experienced, works in highly managed environment producing structured plans; college is pro-active re e-learning.|
|PI02||HE||N||Online course planning; works in university department with very low penetration of e-learning|
|PI03||FE||N||Staff development responsibilities; strong e-learning implementation philosophy|
|PI04||HE||Q, W||IT Co-ordinator for university department with relatively low penetration of e-learning (apart from Website of resources)|
|PI05||FE||Q||Knowledge of special needs|
|PI06||HE||Q, W||Learning technologist: bridge between academics and technology|
|PI07||HE||Q, W||ITT for teachers in FE|
|PI08||HE||N||Responsible for staff development; has experience of developing and maintaining an online resource centre for the university|
|PI09||WBL, ACL||Q, W||Work-based learning; working in the commercial sector; excellent understanding of potential users in WBL and ACL sectors|
LD Tools: Q = responded to questionnaire; W = attended workshop
PIs will take the role of 'critical friends' and be involved in (at least) the initial evaluation. We may also ask them to nominate colleagues to participate in the practitioner workshops.
Methodology for initial interviews (July-August 2006)
We conducted the initial interviews over a four-week period, during which time we were also actively working on the design of Phoebe herself. So the questions we asked were not consistent across all interviews, in part also because the informants represent different sectors and specialities. We also customised some interviews in the light of what we already knew about the PI, either from LD Tools or from professional acquaintance with them.
In all but three cases, the interviews were conducted in the PI's workplace (the other three were held in Liz's office for logistical reasons), with access to an Internet-linked computer.
Artefacts used in the interviews:
- Notes from the LD Tools interview and questionnaire data re PI's approach to D4L and the tools they use (if PI participated in the project)
- Recording equipment (we relied on recording rather than taking notes during the interview, but jotted down anything important so that we could home in on it when listening to the recording. We did not transcribe the interviews verbatim; rather, we paraphrased the general gist and made a full transcription only of the key segments.)
- Printed checklist of the interview questions
- JISC Effective Practice guide
- Phoebe wireframes