Two Nominet Trust funded projects WikiVOIS and Data Unity have combined forces as they plan an exciting launch of their new websites. The two organisations are holding regional workshops in November in the build up to an official launch in London on 9th December.
At Action in rural Sussex (AirS) we are fortunate enough to have developed a great partnership with the University of Brighton, as we embark on a new and innovative project, supported by the Nominet Trust.
We're almost halfway through the development of our Portfolio project. It's an exciting project to work on, designed on a very simple premise to encourage young people to 'show and tell' their volunteering and have their work endorsed by the charities they help, presented via a public profile that they can easily share with proespective employers and recruiters. The idea is to help volunteers to showcase the amazing experiences they gain through volunteering and have them validated so they can be used to help with career development.
Well first things first, a quick plug: today we launch the third and final subject for our iKnowHow wiki project; giving you complete access to all of our material on commissioning and procurement.
So, back to the issue of this blog: how to strike the right balance between creating a good reading experience and making it obvious that a wiki guide is editable? After all, most people come to our site to read information and advice – they don’t want their reading experience interrupted by big edit buttons and menus. However, wikis thrive with lots of editorial input – it needs to be obvious that people can edit them (and easy for them to do so). more >
Today I am blogging from the NCVO conference where we've given a sneak preview of iKnowHow to all attendees.
Stuart Etherington, CEO of NCVO mentioned our project in his State of the Sector address. He said: ‘we believe that this will enable people in the sector to share their knowledge and expertise like never before’. A real vote of confidence and optimism in an otherwise tough speech.
We've talked to lots of people today and been able to explain what iKnowHow is about. It's been really great to hear that those in the voluntary sector are as excited as we are. more >