All entries for Monday 20 June 2005

June 20, 2005

Analogy of the week: how to get academics and students doing new things with IT

Following the success of the Warwick Shootout film making competition, i've been thinking about how holding such showcase exciting events may be a good way of engaging the academic community in e-learning.

An analogy: become someone who is known to hold really good theme parties, to which the best people want to be invited. Next, get them involved a little in organising your parties and coming up with the ideas (which will be recognized as a cool thing to do). Then, respond with grace when they start organising their own parties along those lines, claiming that it was their idea in the first place.