SCoPE: Next Steps: August 8 - September 2, 2005

Our SCoPE name and logo

Our SCoPE name and logo

by Sylvia Currie -
Number of replies: 5
We've had an ongoing discussion since the beginning of this community project about what to call it. We were looking for one word, easy to remember, carries some meaning, etc.  Scope was suggested and then we began to play with what it could stand for.

SFU's community of practioners of elearning
SFU's community of practicing educators
SFU's community of practice for educators
Scholarly centre of ...

You get the idea.

Anyway, despite the fact that we couldn't find an ideal long name, the short name, Scope, has remained. It has some clever bits to it -- Liz pointed out that we could emphasize the CoP part, which has become the standard way to abbreviate Communities of Practice. Also in designing the spaces, we started to play with the words, like telescope and periscope (Thanks for noticing, Steph!)

This brings us to part 2. You may have noticed if you've logged in more than once that we are cycling through some logo examples on the main page. Jason Toal is busy behind the scenes. We'll organize a way for you to view, vote, and provide feedback on these logos so stay tuned!

Obviously we need to be sure about the name SCoPE before investing too much time in designing a logo based on that name. But both of these are basic items we need to decide to prepare for launch. So first things first:

What are your reactions to SCoPE as a name for our community?
Do you think we should revisit the name?



In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Our SCoPE name and logo

by Elizabeth Wallace -

Well, Listerine has been proposed as an alternative by some wags cool

But apart from the fact that I thought up the name Scope as I lay staring at the bedroom ceiling one night, I think it has some merit. Scope suggests breadth and the opportunity for growth and development.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, scope is taken from the Greek skopein ?look at?, which is exactly what we intend to do (I hope) in our various discussions. The name still has my vote.

In reply to Elizabeth Wallace

Re: Our SCoPE name and logo

by Sylvia Currie -

SCoPE is growing on me as well! The struggle has been trying to figure out what it stands for. Maybe it doesn't need to be an acronym at all.

The poll is open on the name SCoPE. Cast your vote before 4:00 pm August 17, 2005.

In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Our SCoPE name and logo

by Sylvia Currie -
The votes are rolling in for the name SCoPE. Be sure to cast your vote before 4:00 pm today!

Also, if you voted no for SCoPE we challenge you to come up with another name. We're looking at scope.lidc.sfu.ca as an address after today so now's the time to be creative.
In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Our SCoPE name and logo

by Sylvia Currie -
We had a total of 6 votes for the name SCoPE.

4 say yes
2 say no

With no suggestions for alternatives, it's looking like a keeper!

In reply to Sylvia Currie

Re: Our SCoPE name and logo

by Cindy Xin -
I missed the voting deadline, but I'd vote for yes. I especially like the play of variations on the theme, as Stephanie pointed out. I'd suggest that we are scoping around SCoPE more and find more variations we can use for the future. We have linguistic-minded people here like Liz and Sandra and witty minds like Sylvia and Stephanie can help, I'm sure.