Since we won the DCSF tender to deliver the Information and Signposting Project (ISP) it’s been pretty hectic at Substance and in the offices of our consortium and delivery partners who will be contributing to it.
We’ve already met with all 20 of the local authorities who are part of the ISP pilots. Over the next 11 months the ISP will be working with them to explore effective and innovative ways of collecting, sharing and using information about positive activities for young people. So as the ISP team head out across the country, we thought it was time to get our shared learning blogging underway.
Shared learning is absolutely at the core of the Information and Signposting Project:
- Learning about the best ways to collect and share positive activity information;
- Learning from young people how they want to access positive activity information, and influence service provision;
- Learning about the approaches that work, and those that don’t;
- Learning about data standards – and maintaining accurate information from many different sources;
- Learning about using semantic web tools to allow others to innovate with positive activity data;
- Learning about how social networks and social media can help young people connect with, and influence the provision of, positive activities;
- Learning about new ways of collaborating to deliver national partnership projects;
And our goal is to learn in the open – sharing as much learning as possible through this blog and across the wider web.
- If you want to ask any questions about the ISP, or you have feedback to share on any of the blog posts you read here, use the comment feature to leave your questions and reflections.
- If you are already blogging about the ISP, positive activities information for young people or other connected topics – let us know. We’d love to read what you are writing and to let other readers of this blog know about it. You can take content as ‘Plings’ on del.icio.us or Technorati to help us find it as well.
- If you are taking part in the ISP (perhaps you are working with a project partner, or you are in one of the pilot local authorities, or you are a young person involved in evaluating a pilot) and have learning, ideas or questions that you want to share with readers of the blog, drop a line to Tim Davies. You could write a guest blog post or Tim can interview you to write a shared learning blog post on your behalf.
We’ll be taking all the ISP specific blogs posts as ‘ISP’ so you can access them all by clicking the ‘ISP’ link in the blog header…