Evaluating two online platforms – the final push!

In previous blogs we’ve told you about two digital platforms, Know Your Place Worcester and Life Stories Herefordshire and Worcestershire, that look at different aspects of heritage work. As a very quick recap:

  • Know Your Place Worcester uses old maps and photos to explore what Worcester looked like in the past.
  • Life Stories Herefordshire and Worcestershire enables you to create your own life story book capturing stories and photos from your past and present, and share it with others if you choose.

Since our earlier blogs there have been some developments to let you know about. The overall Worcester Life Stories project that drove the creation of the platforms has produced a book ‘Worcester Life Stories – in the words of local people’. Additionally, the Life Stories Herefordshire and Worcestershire platform has expanded their ‘life packs’ to cover topics that are specific to Hereford with more still to be added.

As we’ve said before, the Association for Dementia Studies’ involvement with the two platforms is to evaluate their impact. We want to know how people are using the platforms, what they have done as a result of using the platforms, and what impact they have had in practice. Have they helped to trigger conversations, reminiscence sessions, visits to different places? To find out we are conducting two online surveys – one for each resource – but there’s not much time left to get involved. The surveys are anonymous, and it would be great if you can use the links below to get involved and provide some feedback. Whether you’ve used a platform once or you use it every week, any feedback you can provide is really valuable to us, so thank you in advance.

The logos for Know Your Place Worcester (a picture of the UK with a magnifying glass over Worcester showing a bit of a map) and Life Stories Herefordshire & Worcestershire (a speech bubble saying 'Herefordshire & Worcestershire' above the words 'Life Stories')

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