Yaffle is an online tool that enhances collaboration
Yaffle has a collection of institutions’ exciting projects and diverse expertise built so that all members of society can understand complex issues and collaborate on projects.
Yaffle is a unique platform that focuses on sharing knowledge and making connections between institutions and communities.
Yaffle was developed at the Harris Centre at Memorial University and first launched in 2009. Yaffle has since been reimagined and enhanced to facilitate even stronger foundations of collaboration.
|What is Yaffle?
Let’s start with what is a yaffle?
yaffle. [yaf-uhl]. noun. An armful (of dried and salted cod-fish, kindling, etc).
This Yaffle isn’t an armful of kindling, but it is a load of information all in one place – about the expertise, opportunities, events, and other work happening at an institution.
Yaffle is a website that empowers people to share ideas for collaboration, make practical connections, and build productive relationships.
|Why does Yaffle work?
Yaffle works because it’s built around the need to connect with people of all disciplinary backgrounds.
To fulfill this goal, so that everyone has the opportunity to connect, Yaffle uses plain language. This means that all Projects, Opportunities, and other ideas are described in language that is easy to understand.
Unlike other platforms, Yaffle is based on making information and expertise accessible to all - not just professionals in very specific fields or sectors.
Yaffle connects you to information and experts you are looking for at your institution - and if you can’t find them there, Yaffle will help you look at other institutions within its network to help you find what you are looking for.
|Who can use Yaffle?
We invite all faculty, staff, students, etc. to participate in Yaffle.
|How to get started
Getting started depends on who you are and what you want to do! There are no rules, but here are some tips if your institution has Yaffle: