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									                                      JISC Case Study Workshop
                                              29 July 2008, Bristol




Joint Information Systems Committee                    Supporting education and research
                                                                    7/22/2010 | | Slide 1
                                           Agenda for today

 10:40 Icebreaker activity – What is a case study?
 11:20 Format, purposes and audience
 12:00 Planning and undertaking case study collection
 13:00 Lunch
 13:45 Synthesis and production of case studies
 14:30 Publishing and beyond
 15:15 Your contribution to the case study guidelines?
 3:30 Tea and close


Joint Information Systems Committee                   7/22/2010 | | Slide 2
                                                            Aims for today?
                                      To discuss and share our
                                      knowledge and understanding on
                                      how to capture and synthesise
                                      meaningful case studies of
                                      practice for FE and HE
                                      audiences?




 • To encourage collaboration
 • To continue to improve the case
 study guidelines
 • To encourage innovative
 approaches
Joint Information Systems Committee                                    workshops
                                      Source: Sharing the LOAD project7/22/2010 | | Slide 3
                                                     Case Study Guidelines



                                       – What is a case study
                                      – Defining a case study
                                              – Format
                           – Capturing case study materials
                                      – Publishing case studies

                      www.jisc.ac.uk/casestudyguidelines
Joint Information Systems Committee                               7/22/2010 | | Slide 4
                                      How do you choose the right format?

    The table gives some indication of how the format
     – i.e. the length, perspective and ‘voice’, or tone,
     of a case study – can be influenced by the key
     factors of purpose, audience and context of use.
    It is valuable if the purpose, audience(s) and
     context of use are clarified between the
     programme manager and project teams at the
     outset of a case study investigation, so that the
     outcomes have an appropriate level of detail and
     provide the content and approach appropriate for
     subsequent use by JISC and a wider audience.




Joint Information Systems Committee                             7/22/2010 | | Slide 5
                                      Examples of practice

 JISC infoNet Tangible benefits of e-learning, published
  online (2007) – University of Hull Learning Resources and
  Activities Education
 LEAP Case study – Hybrid Based Campus, Higher
  Education Academy (2005), published online as a
  downloadable Word document
 JISC Effective Practice with e-Assessment (2007) published
  online as a PDF and in print
 JISC (2008) DeL Regional Pilot stories, published online
  http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_ed
  istributed/regionalstories.aspx

Joint Information Systems Committee                  7/22/2010 | | Slide 6
                                                                Group Activity
   ‘share experiences and disseminate what has been
    significant about the processes or outcomes.’
   ‘to communicate the perceived value of the experience or
    initiative to others’

   Consider the examples of case studies
         – discuss the format used
         – discuss the audiences and purpose

   In your group note down
         – the key points of your discussion
         – the key points from this discussion which may inform your own project


Joint Information Systems Committee                                      7/22/2010 | | Slide 7
                                      Feedback using Voicethreads

 Tangible benefits of e-learning (2008) – University of Hull
  Learning Resources and Activities Education
 Effective Practice with e-Assessment -
  http://voicethread.com/share/171226/
 LEAP Case study – http://voicethread.com/share/170719/
 DEL Regional Pilot Stories -
  http://voicethread.com/share/171201/




Joint Information Systems Committee                      7/22/2010 | | Slide 8
                                               Summary of key points
 Page numbering – Page x of y
 URLs for original reports should be placed alongside these materials
 Executive statement at the start of report
 Appropriate key words eg list which you ask people to chose from (ask
  users what tags they would use) – mapping tags to JISC, Headings for
  meta data – eg subject levels, types of learners, types of institution, what
  is the issue, pedagogic approach?
 Contact details of case study author
 Case study guidelines – tagging guidance for case study projects




Joint Information Systems Committee                                7/22/2010 | | Slide 9
                                                    Synthesis of case studies

                                                                           Different
                                                           Different       routes in to
                                      Text with            lengths         materials
                                      images, and          available
       Text only,                     links to
       Word                                                  Text with
                                      background
       documents                                             audio
                                      information
                                                             files/video
                                                             files


  Traditional                                                          Innovative




Joint Information Systems Committee                                        7/22/2010 | | Slide 10
                               Synthesis and production of case studies

 Develop an awareness of your intended
  audience
 Good practice to provide different levels
  of content and different routes by which
  the case studies can be accessed:
     – short focused narratives for easy
       reading are appropriate for some
       purposes or audiences
     – longer versions can be made
       available as PDF or Word files from
       a CD-ROM or from the web

Joint Information Systems Committee                           7/22/2010 | | Slide 11
                                       Key points - synthesis

 If the case study is directed towards
  a subject specific audience, consider
  whether aspects of the material can
  be made relevant to practitioners in
  other subject disciplines
 The detail of the case study will be
  essential for practitioners working in
  that subject discipline, but the
  potential that some key aspects may
  be relevant to those working in other
  subject disciplines should not be
  overlooked.

Joint Information Systems Committee                 7/22/2010 | | Slide 12
                                         Key points - synthesis

 It may also be beneficial to publish
  the completed capture documents
  on the web alongside case studies,
  since evidence of the methodologies
  that have been used offer additional
  value to researcher and advanced
  practitioner audiences.
 Purpose, context and audience need
  to be considered at an early stage in
  the project so that if different formats
  are required, these can be built into
  the project plan and timeline.

Joint Information Systems Committee                   7/22/2010 | | Slide 13
                                                         Group Activity




   In discussion with your programme manager, consider the brief for your
    project, and in light of today’s discussions, discuss the following:
         – audiences
         – purpose
         – choice of formats you might be considering
         – discuss how the case studies would be published

Joint Information Systems Committee                           7/22/2010 | | Slide 14
                         How can we develop the guidelines further?

 On going discussion of the guidelines and how
  these might be further updated with the outcomes
  from the new case study projects
 Contact details – ros.smith@gpisolutions.co.uk and
  s.knight@jisc.ac.uk




Joint Information Systems Committee                       7/22/2010 | | Slide 15

								
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