Who’s on your Research Team?

As I prepare for my upcoming session at the IT Summit 2007 on RSS, I wanted to develop another metaphor for RSS. About a year and a half ago, I came up with the dinner party/friends analogy. It seemed to resonate quite well but I wanted something fresh. Here’s a variation on that theme:

I’ve recently assembled a team of researchers who go out on a daily basis and find out what’s happening in the world of digital learning and education in general. This team is comprised of teachers, consultants and experts who really know there stuff. Some live in China,New Zealand, Scotland, United States and Canada. They send me their findings in an instance. Some will even call me to discuss their findings. If there are questions, I can get clarification and often leads me to others who are also working on the issue. They are relentless.When I wake up in the morning, I’m always amazed that the work they’ve done. Sometimes it’s too much but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

The best part about my team is they are free. Many organizations would be thousands of dollars a month for this type of work. I’ve been able to compile this team for nothing. All they ask is that I also share my work and allow them to consider me a researcher as well. So far, it’s been working very well.

So who’s on your research team?


You’ll want to click on the larger image to see how many you can name. (Don’t look at the tags either…cheaters) If you see yourself, why not sign the guestbook on the flickr page.

BTW, I’m still having issues with my feed, not formatting so you’ll want to come to the site to see this post properly….I know the issue is with PodPress, I need to revert back to version 6.8 but can’t find it anywhere.

Update: Steve has added some great notes to the image with links.