Disruptive Media Learning Lab
A story of an experimental laboratory...
23-24th November 2017
World Education Congress
In 2012 Coventry University had the ability to go online in a big way, instead however it sought to invest in its biggest asset - its students and academic staff.
It had recognised the potential of some small steps into the ‘open’ water which had caused some rather large ripples in the pond of global educational. Early experiments with open and collaboratively authored books, provocations made through freely available open education resources drew significant recognition and neutralised the historical hierarchies of the University. Through the simple act of 'opening it's doors' to a newly launched photography course, it’s on-campus students rapidly built up a network of thousands of people across 150+ international cities.
This is a short story focussing on a few of the highlights from those first three years of establishing the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, a cross-University experimental unit prompted by the radical, profound and systematic changes affecting Higher Education in a digital first era, seeking to challenge the existing status quo, by opening up education to provide a safe space for students and staff to re-model existing teaching learning practices in new and disruptive media spaces.
Thank you once again to the jury and council at the World Education Congress for this opportunity to share these ideas and your generous hospitality.
The biggest thank you however, goes to my remarkable team, my previous colleagues and students without each and everyone of you these wonderful achievements would not have been possible.
In this golden age of
perspectives, the infinite
array of documents
uploaded to the web offer
opportunities to reveal the
workings of our world.
society for the
diffusion of useful
knowledgeFounded in 1826, Lord Brougham
…this situation ensures
that almost everyone
using the Internet is also
breaking the law
multiple times every day.
Photo by Markus Spiske @markusspiske on Unsplash
digital footprint &
unleashing digital skills
Large Dot Stickers
Small Dot Stickers
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Packs of LEARN Cards
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Introduction: Disrupting the Journal of Media Practice 3
Centre for Disruptive Media and Disruptive Media Learning Lab
A Morning Coffee in Melbourne: 10
Discussing the Contentious Spaces of Media Practice Research
Craig Batty, Leo Berkeley and Smiljana Glisovic, RMIT University
Web Annotation as Conversation and Interruption 20
Jeremiah H. Kalir, University of Colorado Denver
Jeremy Dean, Hypothes.is
UniverCity: Images of Success and Structures of Risk 32
Adam Brown, London South Bank University
Cinematologists: Knowing Sounds 50
Neil Fox, University of Falmouth
Dario Llinares, University of Brighton
Disrupting Academic Publishing: 54
Questions of Access in a Digital Environment
Zachary J. McDowell, University of Illinois at Chicago
Performative Publications 70
Janneke Adema, Coventry University
Creative Practice as Research: Discourse on Methodology 84
R. Lyle Skains, Bangor University
Remembering, Reflecting, Returning: A Return to Professional 100
Practice Journey Through Poetry, Music and Images
Katherine Wimpenny, Coventry University
Peter Gouzouasis, University of British Columbia
Karen Benthall, Coventry
VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1 2018
ISSN: Print: 1468-2753 Online: 2040-0926
The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice
Collectively edited by the Centre for Disruptive
Media and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at