The Positive Digital Practices project has officially launched! We had our official kickoff meeting on Wed 8 September, where we all came together for the first time.
First, we agreed our project ethos and values. We're following a social model ethos, identifying (and addressing) barriers in environments rather than looking for deficits within people. We agreed that we value student and staff wellbeing, so we're building a supportive, positive working community, to make this a project that everyone can enjoy working on.
Next, we talked though each of the work areas and work packages, and the plans for engaging with different stakeholders, identifying overlaps, synergies and opportunities to collaborate. This was an exciting part of the session, we discovered a lot of shared interests and passions!
Finally, we talked about project logistics. Happily, all our approvals (Ethics, data protection, etc) are in place and recruitment for project members and our steering group is well underway. The next step now is to get started on our work packages - watch this space for updates!