We’re pleased to be involved in co-hosting the next #DLNETchat Twitter chat on Friday 4 September from 12-2pm. These Twitter chats take place on the first Friday of each month, and previous topics included mobile technologies, and digital cultural heritage in the classroom.
The topic this month is ‘evaluation’ – and more specifically, ‘inventive evaluation’. Participants will be discussing examples of interesting evaluation practice, online approaches, and more broadly talking about where there might be opportunities and constraints for innovating with evaluation, and what we actually want evaluation to be like. A quote from one of our recent project interviews captures some of the possible areas for discussion:
Evaluation in general, I think you always have to ask yourself, what is the point of this? If it’s just literally something to put in a drawer we don’t need 50 pages. How can we do this in a sensible manner? There is a lot of evaluation that goes on and people build evaluation into projects now because there are expectations particularly from the public funders around evaluation which are right, those expectations, but a lot of the time these reports get produced and they get put in drawers… (artcasting project interviewee)
We’ll be sharing some of our findings from the artcasting project so far, and we hope ARTIST ROOMS associates will be able to join the discussion, too, to share their insights.