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My Web 2

My Web 2

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Published by Steve Thompson
Describing a pilot project to introduce older people (60+) to web 2.0 activities and undertake research on participant’s experiences of and views about community and social media.
Describing a pilot project to introduce older people (60+) to web 2.0 activities and undertake research on participant’s experiences of and views about community and social media.

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Published by: Steve Thompson on Oct 14, 2010
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Report on First Phase Findings
October 2007Carrie SingletonSteve Thompson
Thanks are due to all project and research participants for theirinvaluable contributions and we are very grateful to project partnersfor their support. Thanks are also due to the University Research Fundat the University of Teesside for providing the funding to carry out theresearch.
Centre for Social and Policy Research
The Centre for Social and Policy Research (CSPR) is based in the Schoolof Social Sciences and Law at the University of Teesside. Directed byProfessor Eileen Green, the centre carries out externally fundedresearch, policy evaluation and consultancy. It has an establishedreputation for delivering external research projects in social exclusion,difference and diversity and also organises regional, national andinternational events and produces occasional papers. Key researchareas include: leisure and culture; employment and labour markets;social aspects of ICTs; risk and safety; women's health; identity anddifference.
Professor Eileen Green
is Director of the Centre for Social and PolicyResearch and Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciencesand Law.E.E.Green@tees.ac.uk 
Carrie Singleton
is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Lawand carries out research attached to the Centre for Social and PolicyResearch. She is the research coordinator on the MyWeb2 project.C.Singleton@tees.ac.uk For more information on CSPR and other University of Teessideprojects please contact Gemma Quinn on 01642 342316 or email Gemma.Quinn@tees.ac.uk.
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Institute of Digital Innovation
Steve Thompson
is the University of Teesside’s Community MediaCoordinator and works with a range of community groups on socialinclusion and digital media projects. These groups come collectivelyunder the title of Tees Valley Community Mediawww.tvcm.co.uk.Some of these groups form the participants in the MyWeb2 project.s.d.thompson@tees.ac.uk.
Tees Valley Community Media
Community Media, led by Steve Thompson, gives individuals andcommunity groups a "voice" they might not otherwise have had.Collectively the Tees Valley groups atwww.tvcm.co.ukare known asTees Valley Community Media (TVCM) Working through a range of funding regimes they are supported by open source software,applications developed at the University of Teesside and other free orinexpensive solutions. The University has shaped open sourcesoftware to match the needs and demands of each community groupand they in turn take ownership of their own content creation.
Social Inclusion Demonstrators (SID)
The Teesside SID project is a partnership between Tees ValleyCommunity Media (University of Teesside) and Destinations, UK onlinecentre in Saltburn. It is one of 20 Social Impact Demonstratorsthroughout England funded by the University for Industry (UFI). TheSID projects were set up to explore the links between social and digitalexclusion, and how ICT and the skills to use it can benefit individuals,families, communities and society itself. For more infohttp://www.egovmonitor.com/node/9130.
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education(NIACE)
NIACE exists to encourage more and different adults to engage inlearning of all kinds. NIACE's functions include research, developmentand consultancy; advocacy to inform and influence public policy;information services and dissemination; campaigning for, and- 3 -

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