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Fastech Day Manipulating Media


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15 minute whizz through Manipulating Media, a first year compulsory double module, created from TESTA, and developing with FASTECH.

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Fastech Day Manipulating Media

  1. 1. Manipulating Media: Collaborative Online LearningDr Bex Lewis, University of Winchester@drbexl@digitalfprint@TELWinch@fastech_uk
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  3. 3. The core skills of critical thinking, evaluation of sources, referencing, analytic and critical writing and self directed learning... researching, writing (including structuring, references), reading, note-taking, team-work, presentations, revision, career skills, etc. Academic Skills
  4. 4. academic excellence soaks in Academic Skills
  5. 5. 1990s, courses on academic literacyintegrated into the curriculum
  6. 6. 2000s, student supportcentres, disconnected from subject
  7. 7. action learning - skills taught within aconstructionist framework
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  9. 9. Front Loading: 6 weeks of Lectures
  10. 10. websites/
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  12. 12. http://manipulatingm
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  14. 14. Peer Pressure!
  15. 15. Debate…
  16. 16. Twitter: @manipm
  17. 17. Project One: The Brief Each group will produce a short video promoting the value of going to university, in order to persuade prospective students that they should still seriously consider undertaking a degree. The video should be three minutes long. You should be as imaginative, engaging and persuasive as possible. It is up to the group to come to a consensus about content, but you might consider social, educative and/or economic values of education or the advantages over the alternatives.
  18. 18. Dealing with the issue of Groups’  Project Manager  Researcher  Content  Production & Dissemination
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  20. 20. Project 2: The Brief Using PowerPoint create a narrated presentation lasting no longer than 5 minutes that answers one of the questions detailed below. Your presentation should consist of slides & a recorded narration created in PowerPoint.  You should include images & animations but no video footage in your presentation.  Your presentation should be as academically rigorous as an essay but do not overload the viewer with too much information.  The information you use should be supported by references and all your sources should be included in a bibliography on the slide at the end of your presentation.  References and bibliography must be formatted according to the requirements of the Harvard Referencing System. Your audience are academics & students.
  21. 21. “Feed-Forward” Tutorials
  22. 22. Project 3: The Brief Each group will produce four sample pages for a media themed magazine, these must include:  The front cover  A contents page  Two further pages of articles, at least one of which must be a review appropriate to the style and content of the magazine. Consider: Content; genre; audience; technical aspects; delivery
  23. 23. Project 4: The Brief Each group will decide on a campaign aimed at changing student behavior in some way. The campaign could be a health message, safety & wellbeing, environmental or about student engagement. Ensure you have confirmation from tutors that your campaign is acceptable. The campaign should be multiplatform, and appropriate to your audience. The campaign itself should be visible on or around campus for at least a week before the final deadline…
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  26. 26. Academic Reading
  27. 27. What do the students get from it?  Work goes out publically  Ownership  Engagement  Using the tools they are more familiar with?  Ongoing feedback
  28. 28. Student Feedback Enjoyable, engaging ‘Real-world skills’ – especially teamwork Learnt from range of team roles, and from project to project Criticality Building an audience Time-management IT & Research Skills