Education Network Australia (EdNA) & the Tertialry Sector
Thu, 14 Sep 1995 12:53:44 +0800 (WST)
On Wed, 13 Sep 1995, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> >WE NEED YOU TO GIVE US (and DEET) THE BENEFIT OF YOUR EXPERIENCE IF EdNA
> >IS TO BE SET UP "RIGHT FIRST TIME".
> It is highly unlikely that EdNA will be set up "right first time".
> This is because no large system of this nature can be done right first
> time - there are just too many unknowns.
> I would have thought that EdNA would grow, migrate, evolve, change etc,
> in response to people's experience of it, once they start to use it.
> EdNA should be created with this flexibility and expectation in mind.
> All good large systems start off as good small systems. Remember the first
> Remember the Apollo moon landings? They got there in Apollo 11.
Certainly - but there are some directions that can be taken early in a
project that doom it to dailure. To evolve, EdNA must survive, and it
will survice only if, in its first incarnation, it is offers services in
a way that is attractive to its users (organisations, their staff and the
individuals out there in the community).
By "right first time" I intended to convey this idea. WHat worries me at
present is that the Teriary Institutions who have the most experience on
which we could build do not seem to be involved to any great extent.
Robert Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice: +61 (0)91 72 0429 Fax: +61 (0)91 72 3560
Hedland College, PMB 1, South Hedland WA 6722 Australia