Saturday, December 18, 2010

Track 1: Developing the Jeddah Flood event into a case study for academic use

Track 1: Developing the Jeddah Flood event into a case study for academic use.
Session Leader: Graham Attwell, Director of Pontydysgu, UK
Assisting Facilitators: Cristina Costa, Research Technologies Development Officer, University of Salford and John Smith, Learning Alliances, USA

§  Discussed what a case study means
§  Worked on answering the questions “who, what, why, how, and when” for the case study
§  Discussing the “who” (target audience) and “why” (we’re doing this case study) led the group to realize a research would be more appropriate considering the range of topics/perspectives we wanted to cover
§  Identified an initial set of resources the group could utilize in their research (including Dr. Yeslam Al-Saggaf’s students’ research, volunteers who participated in “rescuing Jeddah” after the floods, and various videos/blogs posted on the Internet)
§  Learned how to use a wiki for future collaboration on this project
§  Discussed a project check-in time for early next year to check on progress

§  Agreed upon conducting a research and its suitability rather than a case study
§  Drew a [preliminary] outline for the topics to be covered in the research
§  Developed a preliminary set of references
§  Created a wiki for group members’ continued collaboration on the project
§  Set an initial timeline with the decision to convene for a ‘progress report’ on the 27th of January, 2011

Asma Sheikh

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