Adding to what Sunny said:
There are 224 members on the Ning network; all of these are people who have done the TDP training and who are encouraged to take part and organise activities under the TDP. Over 400 people have done the TDP training, not all of them are on Ning or still involved with TDP.
Behind the log-in wall, there are
- TPD-produced documents eg, a Monitoring guide 'How to', information about the different evidence types you might find when monitoring, some documents about the terms used and definitions. All practical stuff that will help you when you are working and recording.
- As well as the forums, there is a 'blog' where members can post things they think of interest to a significant number of FROGs. (eg I've just put something up about an upcoming exhibition of paintings about the Thames.).
- a gallery of pictures taken during FROG activities.
- 'TDP News' a place for TDP staff to post info
- Events calendar (which any FROG can add to) is a mix of social stuff, monitoring visits (as FROGs set these up) and things such as relevant documentaries, lectures can go here (though you might also want to promote these on the blog).
The thing with the TDP is that its members, like diggers, have a variety of interests relating to the work done under the programme, which can be anything from family history to art to reception. The NING which, as Sunny says, has taken a bit to get going, offers a space for this and keeps the TDP in the loop with what we're doing and gives them some control over it.
Last edited by Claire_M
on November 5th, 2013, 9:01 am, edited 1 time in total.