The National Site in Glow has been in need of a makeover for some time. If you have visited it, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Noticeboard’, ‘National Events’, ‘National Groups’ and ‘Resources in Focus’ page tabs.
A couple of years ago, the Glow team at Learning & Teaching Scotland added some different content to the noticeboard page, changed the way the events were displayed and presented the procured content in a different way, but little has been done with the National Site since then.
There was one massive error in the work that was done on the National Site – we didn’t ask Scottish Education what you wanted to do there, or what you wanted to find when you got there.
Andrew Brown the acting Head of Glow has just announced, ‘It’s time to rectify that mistake’. – and good for you Andrew!
If you go to the National Site now you will find the noticeboard has changed. It only asks one simple question.
“if we were to redesign the National Site in Glow, what would you want to find here?”
There is a discussion board on the national page for you to tell us all what you want the National Site to be.
The important word in the sentence on the noticeboard is ‘we’. Glow isn’t the product of selected individuals, or the product of one central organisation (although it could be argued that’s how it’s been perceived so far) – the National Site in Glow needs to belong to all the users of Glow, and more importantly be shaped by us all collectively.
Andrew has initiated a great opportunity here – we can all chip in with our thoughts and talents, and turn the National Site in Glow into somewhere not that we ‘must visit’ , but somewhere that we ‘need’ to visit.
I don’t often ask for favors. But if you’re reading this, and you’ve got access to Glow, please go and join the conversation. If you don’t have access to Glow but you’ve got ideas about what it should offer all its users then leave your comments over on Andrew Browns Blog.
If you’re a Scottish Teacher and you don’t have a Glow log in – ask for one. Your missing already missing out on some great CPD and you will be missing out on the conversation that dictates where we start to take this very important project.
Together we’re greater than the sum of our parts.
(post adapted from WhereisAB)