Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Disclosure - confessions of a uni student

I have a confession to make - sometimes I knit instead of doing uni work *gasp*.
Sometimes (well, always) I try to make my assignments useful in the real world too - thankfully the lecturers design them that way as much as possible.
I am a teacher-librarian (library media center specialist in North America) - this means I have both teaching qualifications and (very soon!!) librarian qualifications. I am on the verge of completing my Masters of Applied Science in Teacher-Librarianship through Charles Sturt University - my last subject is about Computer Supported Group Work - basically, how people use technology to get stuff done together. We look at groupspaces (Yahoo!), chat/messenger services, image & file hosting services, blogging, wikis, and the people factors involved in building a successful team through online interactions. (I know you wanted to know all that). I have recently moved, so can't use my old school as a guinea pig for my last project assignment.
Why put this on a knitting blog?
Well may you ask!
I would like to do a 4~6 week project that investigates the usefulness of a variety of blog add-ons for a specific online community. My face2face friends, while often crafty people, do not knit, nor do they blog. To do this project (ie not have to think up something else!) I need a few knitbloggers to agree to help me set up a new blog on a specific topic, eg Socktoberfest, and find and evaluate as many blog tools as possible, eg stat-counters, file & image host services, progress bars, anything else that might be useful. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please email me knights_dont_knit AT yahoo DOT com DOT au. I will send you the project proposal as approved by my lecturer, and her email address should you wish to check my grasp of reality :)