Sara Price will have overall responsibility for project management and dissemination. She will co-ordinate project meetings, web-site development and maintenance, and project outputs, oversee the project progress and contribute to data collection/ analysis as needed.
George Roussos will have responsibility for co-ordinating and overseeing technical development throughout the project. He will work closely with RF1 to ensure appropriate development methodologies are implemented; and will support the development of technical specification from participant design sessions.
Carey Jewitt will take a lead role in evaluation over the course of the project, particularly overseeing data collection and analytical approaches to the data.
Paul Davies having primary contact with student teachers, will oversee liaisons with them, and helping to co-ordinate suitable times for workshops and data collection sessions. He will take a lead role in development of the teacher resources and informing related curriculum design
George Sin (RF1-developer) will take primary responsibility for technical development and implementing design specifications derived from theoretical perspectives, research findings, and participant design sessions. He will contribute to dissemination activities.
Will Farr (RF2-researcher) will take primary responsibility for day to day data collection, analysis, and co-ordination of materials for research purposes. Much of his work will directly involve working with end users. He will contribute to dissemination activities.
The project also has an Advisory group consisting of Professor David Lambert (GIS Geography); Niall Winters (LKL, Participant Design); Ruth Amos (PGCE Science Co-ordinator); Sally Johnson (Director, Science Learning Centre, London) and Maria Hogan (Science Museum). The group will provide guidance on user and technical requirements, scenarios, evaluation, longer-term scalability to other institutions and school-based contexts, and likely impact on increasing uptake of the teaching of geo-spatial skills in science teacher training.
End user engagement:
Throughout the project we will work closely with PGCE trainee science teachers and tutors from the Institute of Education, London, who will have input into the user and technical requirements of the application; the pedagogical design of the learning activities it will be used to support, and evaluation of the application. This approach will enable user needs to be addressed throughout the project.