Evidence, Impact, Metrics

Gathering evidence, understanding impact and using metrics

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    This blog was used to support the Evidence, Impact, Metrics work which took place in 2010-2011. After the completion of this work, the blog was closed and no further posts will be made.

Metrics and Social Web Services


This one day workshop will explore ways in which metrics related to the use of Social Web services can be used in order to provide evidence of how the services are being used; allow comparisons to be made with one’s peers and enable trends in usage to be identified.

The workshop will cover both individual and institutional use of Social Web services to support a variety of professional activities in higher educational institutions ranging from use of Social Web services by researchers and institutional use to support marketing activities.

Further information is available on the UKOLN Web site.


The workshop was held at the Open University on 11 July 2011. The workshop was open to those working in the UK’s higher/further education sector.

The timetable is given below.

Time Session
Registration / coffee
10.25-10.45 Why Impact, ROI and Marketing are No Longer Dirty Words“:
Amber Thomas, JISC
10.45-11.00 Surveying our Landscape from Top to Bottom“:
Brian Kelly, UKOLN
11.00-11.20 Learning From Institutional Approaches“:
Ranjit Sidhu, SiD
11.20-11.40 Identity, Scholarship and Metrics“:
Martin Weller, Open University
11.40-12.15 Breakout Group 1
12.15-12.,30 Report Back
12.30-13.10 Lunch
13.30-13.50 “Impact of Open Media at the OU”:“:
Andrew Law, Open University
13.50-14.10 The Script Kiddie’s Perspective“:
Tony Hirst, Open University
14.10-15.00 Breakout Group 2
15.00-15.15 Coffee
15.15-15.30 Report Back
15.30-16.00 Conclusions

Other Information

Note that the tag for this event is “ukolneim”.

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