Creative Hive - Alex Fenton- ECE 2011

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Creative Hive (creativehive.org) is a showcase tool for higher education students and creative people to create a showcase and blog of their work which forms a community collective.

These slides are for the Education in a Changing Environment conference 2011 at the University of Salford,

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Creative Hive - Alex Fenton- ECE 2011

  1. 1. Alex FentonECE 2011<br />Alex Fenton<br />
  2. 2. Once upon a time…<br />
  3. 3. University of SalfordMA Creative Technology / EDinteractive<br />
  4. 4. EDinteractivewww.edinteractive.co.uk<br />
  5. 5. “The students we teach have never known a world without digital media and mobile, devices. They expect resources to be free …education is colliding with social networking, which is exciting, fast and very disruptive.” – Professor Martin Hall, 2010<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. 200+ Creative students posting blogs and projects<br />
  8. 8. Creative Hive designed to work on mobile devices<br />
  9. 9. Creative Hive designed to work with other tools<br />
  10. 10. Example of a personalised space of a sculptor<br />
  11. 11. A personalised space of an artist / teacher<br />
  12. 12. Personalised Hive space of BSc Computing student<br />
  13. 13. Example of a personalised Hive space of BA textiles student<br />
  14. 14. “Immersive learning implies the use of multiple and more natural interfaces with the e-Portfolio than present keyboard driven inputs.<br />Such developments may be some time off.”<br />Graham Attwell, 2008<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. E-portfolios in the immersive world of Second Life<br />
  17. 17. Creative Hive Exhibition Part 1 in Salford - Launches 25 July<br />
  18. 18. Creative Hive Exhibition Part 2 in MediaCityUK<br />
  19. 19. MediaCityUK, Salfords building, in “The Egg”<br />
  20. 20. Creative Hive – A few figures (May 2010 – Jun 2011)<br /><ul><li>200+ Creative Hive Members so far
  21. 21. Many different disciplines, institutions & alumni
  22. 22. 50+ courses represented
  23. 23. 3440 Unique visitors / 47,000 page views</li></li></ul><li>Creative Hive – What motivated people to join?<br />*<br />*<br />
  24. 24. Who joined?<br />Many MSc and BSc students joined but MA and BA students contributed more posts by a ratio of three to one. <br />Literature suggests that Arts based courses in Higher education are more likely to set up an e-portfolio.<br />Registrations by course type Which courses made most posts<br />
  25. 25. Second Life participation and Time<br />58% of people surveyed indicated that Second Life had been a motivational factor to them for joining Creative Hive.<br />Time and technology were cited as barriers to participation in the pilot period. <br />
  26. 26. Latest developments<br /><ul><li>International Foundation Year - 360 international students
  27. 27. Connections & collaborations (composers & Hives)
  28. 28. Creative Hive physical Exhibitions
  29. 29. Revenue and resource for the University</li></li></ul><li>

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