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Learning Library Spring 2008


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A presentation used in the Spring of 2008 to describe the Learning Library, which was in early development.

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Learning Library Spring 2008

  1. 1. NML’s Learning Library what? an online resource offering multimedia materials and tools for informal learning why? for youth to develop competencies and skills needed for full involvement in participatory culture how? funding from MacArthur Foundation, partnering with Platform Shoes Forum, iterative development and testing when? alpha launch October 2008
  2. 2. NML context for existing online activities downloadable offline upload activities tool for user Learning blog Library interviews opportunities with media to producers, participate researchers documentary videos showcasing NML skills within context of media production
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  6. 6. NML context for existing online activities NML Simulation activity instructions Soda Constructor
  7. 7. Neighborhood 12/05/07 Mapping Your downloadable Highlights / Tags: offline Transmedia Navigation Networking Negotiation activities Maps Suggestion Video Clips: Cosplay: Research Are all maps equal? What stories does your map tell? Mapping your Neighborhood Activity Using Maps to Tell a Story When we think of maps, we tend to think 1) Pass around different types of maps. Talk about how their of traveling and driving directions. However, functions depend on how they are drawn. Notice what elements maps are very powerful tools to tell personal of a place are being highlighted. and community stories. When designed purposefully, they can be useful for 2) Group learners in pairs, choose one of the following types of ex p r e s s i n g w h a t yo u t h i n k o f yo u r maps to draw. Allot at least 20 minutes. neighborhood community. a. A map to highlight what they like in their neighborhood. The goal of this activity is to help learners Write a brief story about these places. think about the different ways they can use b. A map to guide tourists through important places of their maps to express their experience and neighborhood. Suggest a route or tour plan for the tourist. thoughts about their neighborhood c. A map to illustrate things they don’t like about their community. What they remember, what they neighborhood and what can be done. like, and what they wish were different are all elements of a story that could be told 3) Each group takes a turn to show their map and talk about through drawing maps. what they wrote/drew. What you need: •Large sheets of drawing paper! •Markers, Crayons, or Color Pencils! •No. 2 Pencils! •Examples of different types of maps (some Contact info: examples are included on our website)!
  8. 8. blog interviews with media producers, researchers NML blog interview with researcher on visualization
  9. 9. upload tool for user
  10. 10. site map interface: linear, text-based, static
  11. 11. “nodal” interface: visual, animated, responsive, exploratory
  12. 12. Learning Library Collections Fall 2008 Project NML’s media producers Upcoming by NML strategic partners: • Lawrence Family Development Charter School •Youth Media Exchange •Home, Inc. •Zoey’s Room
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