A community leadership web site project: Sustainability and other issues

Ehrich, L.C., Cranston, N. C., Creyton, M., Olive, D., Fuller, S. and Lawson, S. (2005). A community leadership web site project: Sustainability and other issues. In: , Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Vocational Learning: Transitions, Interrelationships, Partnerships and Sustainable Futures. 13th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training, Gold Coast, QLD, Austraila, (203-209). 5-7 December 2005.

Author Ehrich, L.C.
Cranston, N. C.
Creyton, M.
Olive, D.
Fuller, S.
Lawson, S.
Title of paper A community leadership web site project: Sustainability and other issues
Conference name 13th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training
Conference location Gold Coast, QLD, Austraila
Conference dates 5-7 December 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Vocational Learning: Transitions, Interrelationships, Partnerships and Sustainable Futures
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 187537860
Volume 1
Start page 203
End page 209
Total pages 7
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper reports on an ongoing partnership between Queensland University of Technology and Volunteering Queensland regarding the development and revision of a website for community leaders. The website, designed in late 2003, was established to provide a range of learning activities for community leaders including a problem based learning activity, case studies of community leaders and a range of resources deemed significant for leaders in the community. To date, anecdotal evidence as well as some more hard evidence (i.e. number of visits to the site), indicates that the site appears to be a valuable resource for community leaders. The purpose of this paper was firstly to investigate the utility of the site and secondly to consider some bigger issues concerning its sustainability. To achieve this, the paper explores the perceptions of (i) a group of community leaders regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the site; and (ii) key stakeholders (from QUT and Volunteering Queensland) who participated in a focus group discussion to consider important issues relating to its management and sustainability. Themes emerging from the two groups are provided and implications for small scale partnership projects such as this one are discussed.
Subjects 330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
749902 Continuing education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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