Want to learn more about internet-based social networking? Redeye's teamed up with Splice, a research project to give info to creative professionals about social networking, Web 2.0, and other new ways of using the web to build your business.
SPLICE is an 18-month project which seeks to actively engage practitioners from the Creative Technology sector and education, in order to assess and promote the business potential and educational value of social networking. The project is led by the University of Bolton and supported through JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). Project partners include Coleg Harlech WEA (www.harlech.ac.uk) in Wales as well as other FEs, HEIs and Creative Industries Organisations across the UK.
The project will initially introduce and encourage participants to join Splice's social network towards peer exchange for practitioners and learners in the creative industries.
Through professional participation in the project the following questions will be explored:
* what new skills need to be adopted?
* what social and/or technological habits need to be adapted for the creative technology sector to embrace social networking?
* how are business practices enriched through social networking?
* what type of organisational change will businesses need to expect to manage to adopt social networking as a central part of their practice?
You can register your interest as a participant in the project by signing up at http://splicegroup.ning.com and begin social interaction.