KED in words, film and pictures by Jayne Sharples

KED wordle

At the start of KED 2012/13 we asked researchers to share three key words to describe their experience of the KED project startup phase. The Wordle created from these words reminds us of the potential of Knowledge Exchange, and the ways in which it can enhance the researcher experience.

If you are involved in a KED project this year, do share your three key words to describe the startup phase of your KED project.

We can add the key words to last year’s Wordle and share the results.

Another visual reminder of KED 2012/13 is the film created to showcase the projects and to demonstrate to our funders the Arts and Humanities Research Council the return on their investment. It’s great to look back to the film and to hear from researchers and partner organisations the successes and outcomes enjoyed through the KED residencies. The film has proved to be an excellent and versatile resource. Its first showing at the June KED Symposium, was followed by a viewing as part of an educational workshop to fellow researcher developers at the annual Vitae Conference – these are just two examples of the many ways in which the film has helped us to get across key messages.

For researchers interested in film and researching how it is used as a communication tool in the heritage sector, check out the KED project on offer by IDM Media. Applications are required by mid March to take advantage of current funding. For further information contact Jayne Sharples: jayne@js-coaching.co.uk

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A new round of KED projects were launched at the Curate your Career event in December 2013 pictured above. For the full blog post about the event click here.

Pictures and stories shared on this website are a great way for us to collectively document and capture the great work of all involved in KED and the new mentoring initiative. We’ll soon also be adding content for ECRs.

Jacqueline our blog editor shares here a current call for content:

We’d  like to invite everyone involved in all the schemes and events run as part of BIAD Professional Development network to share their experiences, reflections and images on the blog as a guest author. Please get in touch!

If you would like to blog as a guest author, email Jacqueline at: Jacqueline.Taylor@bcu.ac.uk

And finally, a date for your diary. We are planning the next Professional Development Network event to take place on 9th April and will be posting more details soon.

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