HEAcademy: Collaborative Learning, Collaborative Journalism: Inside & Outside the University

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Slides from plenary session at the Higher Education Academy Seminar on Collaborative Learning, Collaborative Journalism co-presented with Prof. David McGillivray.

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HEAcademy: Collaborative Learning, Collaborative Journalism: Inside & Outside the University

  1. 1. Collaborative Learning,Collaborative Journalism:Inside and Outside theUniversity@dgmcgillivray, @jennifermjones
  2. 2. Context
  3. 3. 18 months ago
  4. 4. alternative media
  5. 5. HE Funding
  6. 6. @UWSCreative
  7. 7. UWS MissionStatement• “Provide distinctive higher educationthrough inspirational teaching and learning.Well respond to individual needs and thoseof the communities we serve to transformpeople, communities and organisations,becoming a partner of choice across theWest of Scotland, nationally andinternationally.”
  8. 8. #uwsltas
  9. 9. #london2012
  10. 10. • GRAND NARRATIVES AS A CATALYSTFOR CHANGE, CRITICALLY AWARE OFMEDIA - PRODUCER NOT CONSUMER.
  11. 11. #media2012
  12. 12. #citizenrelay used a hybrid mediaenvironment, including blogs and socialmedia, to mobilise, organise and discussissues pertaining the Olympic Torch Relay
  13. 13. Small media, citizen-oriented
  14. 14. ImmediacySpeed, of communication andrepresentation, is a prominent feature ofthe accelerated mega event spectacle,creating challenges of narrative controland management for event owners andcorporate sponsors alike
  15. 15. • WHAT DID WE DO?
  16. 16. Networks andconnectednessThe project intentionally adopted adecentralized and distributed structure,where heterogeneous actors couldnetwork and amplify their messagesthrough a shared communicationplatform
  17. 17. localityA commitment to a more bottom-up, place-specific agenda was built into the recruitment ofvolunteer reporters from four regions of Scotlandand investment in a mobile community mediacentre (a minibus) to help support citizen mediamakers in each locality
  18. 18. Empowermentmass media and institutional gatekeepers arebeing circumvented by citizen reporters andcommentators who provide first-hand, real-time coverage and non-hegemonicinterpretations (Bakardjieva, et al, 2012),
  19. 19. Internal Learnings
  20. 20. Curriculum Design
  21. 21. Opportunities for“Broadcast Standard”Content
  22. 22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9PjVowWbv1Q#at=15
  23. 23. Gaps in knowledge
  24. 24. #citizenrelay launch(March 2013)
  25. 25. http://storify.com/jennifermjones/day-2-at-uwsinteractive-citizenrelay-launch-6th-ma
  26. 26. Speed of contentType of “Kit”Exclusivity of sourcesFlexibility of curriculumAccreditationInstitutional RiskAccess to Stories
  27. 27. Challenging existingpractice
  28. 28. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jrx6pB7hKohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dVFHzc-rI
  29. 29. Translation of learningin communities
  30. 30. University is more thanthe estate
  31. 31. #digitalsentinel
  32. 32. Media Literacies
  33. 33. Merit
  34. 34. Accredited Learning,Accredited Journalism

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