Iain Williamson Head of Film/MediaVSO Nepal: 2001-2003
Kieran RyanHead of Film/MediaEnglish TeacherInternet Safety Sabbatical
DEV COM- Development Communication Post Web 2.0 Citizen Journalism Isolation? Open SourceQuestionable Collaborative relevance of Crowdsourcing skills? Better response to HaitiPost-Colonial than the U.N. Values?
‘A Picture is Worth 10,000 Words’- Confucius Rwanda, 1994 - Survivor of Hutu death camp. See www.jamesnachtwey.com "I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."
OwnershipMedia advocacy: Is “the strategic use of the mass mediaas a resource to advance a social or public policyinitiative” (Jernigan and Wright, 1996.)
5 Principles for the Age of Networked IntelligenceCollaboration Sharing Text Integrity Openness Interdependence
- Often surprising how little students, and people, know about politics,national and global issues- Presumably here is a self-selecting group who are interested- What are you up against? Compassion fatigue...
Problems• TMI The human being is engulfed by narrative Gregory OToole
The world we live in - multiple streams of information. Internet, 24 hour television,general availability of all media content very easily all the time. People engage witha lot more info but necessarily engage with it at a much shallower level. Doesntmean people are less intelligent - it means the definition of literacy and intelligencemay well need to change.
Used to be the issue was getting info to people,now its about filtering information.How to do it, who gets to do it...
21st Century Skills? • Six principles for media education • David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster• 1. Hands-on, DIY learning• 2. Creativity as the Core• 3. Social engagement• 4. Critical but intelligent• 5. The return of ideas• 6. Tools for thinking and making
Henry Jenkins- New Media Literacy Skills & Fostering Participatory Cultures Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details. Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms. Source: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Cultures: Media Education for the 21st century
- Real Clients/Authentic Audiences Start in own school. Student voice? Necessary skills? CAS, Media, Film- resources, time?
DC/Renaissance- Cross curricular ESF Film Awards- commoncraft