SHEEN Sharing

A Project of the Scottish Employability Co-ordinators' Network

Voluntary Sector Project Trial Group: SHEEN Placements

UPDATE Feb. 2010
See the SHEEN Sharing Employability Resources for Higher Education in Scotland site’s Work-Related Learning tab for feeds from this project’s blogs and Twitter feed.

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*** Update, 12 October 2009 ***

There are now two blogs set up where the two students currently in placements with Samaritans at part of this project are reflecting on their experiences.  See here and here.  There will be more placements organised soon, which will also have student blogs accompanying them: watch this space.

There is a SHEEN Placements Twitter feed for up-to-date news.

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*** Update, 1 July 2009 ***
SHEEN Placements blog now has their first case study available:
http://sheenplacements.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/case-study-third-force-news-placement/

Fiona Boyle is leading this funded project, which has appointed consultant Phyl Meyer. Sarah met with Fiona prior to the Tools Trials Planning Meeting to discuss their requirements, and helped get Fiona started with a project blog and Google Group. Sarah also met with Phyl once he started and helped him think through what Web 2.0 technologies and tools the project would use.

Since then, Phyl has set up a project blog and a project Twitter feed.

Who will be lead?
Fiona Boyle

What level of time commitment can you make?
0.5 day a fortnight

Possible membership
Within ECN: Dave Surtees, Karen Sleith, Pam Andrew, Sabine McKinnon, OU rep, Joy Perkins, Phyl Meyer (project consultant)
Outwith ECN: Voluntary organisations and others on project Steering Group; students on placements?

What skills do you already have in your group?
Started trying blog, Google Group set up.
Pam has experience with wiki.
Phyl has used FlashMeeting, and has recently become familiar with Twitter and WordPress, setting up project accounts with both.

What tasks do you need to perform?
Internal communications: Private discussion space
External dissemination: Yes, project blog; disseminate project survey; Twitter, students to use blogs etc.
Collaborative tasks, e.g. resource development?: Literature review needs collating and disseminating.

What tools are appropriate/would you like to trial?
WordPress blog, Google Group, possibly bookmarking for lit review, student blogs (any software?), use ECN NetVibes page to disseminate as well, Twitter feed.

What support is needed from SHEEN Sharing?
Help thinking things through and setting things up.

3 Comments »

  1. […] Voluntary Sector Project Trial Group. Fiona Boyle is leading this funded project, which has also recently appointed a consultant. Sarah met with Fiona prior to the Tools Trials Planning Meeting to discuss their requirements, and helped get Fiona started with a project blog and Google Group. […]

    Pingback by SHEEN Sharing Trials « SHEEN Sharing | April 23, 2009

  2. I’ve been having some email discussions with Phyl Meyer today, the new consultant on this project. He’s interested in using SHEEN Sharing to disseminate his survey and literature review stuff, but perhaps more exciting is his keen-ness to get students blogging about their experiences working in the voluntary sector on the project’s placement scheme. Have made the link with the Sharing Student Experiences Trial Group, and planning a meeting with Phyl next week to get going on some stuff!

    Comment by morageyrie | April 29, 2009

  3. […] Voluntary Sector Project Trial Group: SHEEN Placements […]

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