The following Evaluation Forms were used at the workshop:
Feedback on Use of Technologies
A total of 35 evaluation forms on use of technologies were received.
In response to the questions:
- "I found use of the networked applications enriched the event"
- "I found use of the networked applications distracting or disruptive
to the event"
- "I would encourage use of networked applications at future events"
the following scores were received:
Q. 1 I found use of the networked applications enriched the event
Q. 2 I found use of the networked applications distracting or
disruptive to the event
Q. 3 I would encourage use of networked applications at future
In addition the following comments were made:
Use of the technologies:
- People need to follow the guidelines and TURN OFF laptop sounds
- Need to be more inclusive - can you find a sponsor next year who
will give us/lend us a wireless PDA or laptop?
- Firewalls made it difficult
- Tables for laptops and be better equipped rooms with more powerpoints
- It seemed a little 'gimmicky' and I am not sure their use added
real value/benefit to the workshop. Also the noise of people tapping
their keyboard can be irritating!
- Please give bigger headlines about this in joining instructions
- There's a risk of it becoming too distracting
- Some people may have been distracted by the availability of WiFi,
but it's up to each person to discipline themselves
- IRC fun & thought provoking - allowing comment without disruption
- could even reduce whispering!
- I was sitting in 'geek' corner so it was disruptive, the clicking
& beeping was a but much at times - but a very useful evil ... and I
could have moved so it can't have been that bad!
- Made it too easy to ignore presentations but makes it even more
important for presenters to be interesting!
- Non-users may feel under-privileged
- Useful for sharing info but can be used negatively for 'bitching'
- Very distracting in seminars
- A negative effect if people abuse it e.g. surf the Web.
Beneficial if people take notes.
- Lots of people spent the session surfing the Web or checking
their email - I found this distractive. Facilitators did not often
refer to the Wiki.