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Into the Wild: Embracing the Anarchy


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Plenary presentation for UCISA Support Services Conference, July 2012

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Into the Wild: Embracing the Anarchy

  1. 1.                UCISA  Support  Services  Conference  2012   Into  The  Wild:     Embracing  the  Anarchy Helen Keegan Twitter: @heloukee Crewe Hall, 10-12 July 2012
  2. 2.          Into  The  Wild   Social  Technologies  in  the  curriculum  at  UoS   Emerging  pedagogies  -­‐>  some  examples:   Bring  Your  Own  Device   Moving  beyond  the  walled  garden   Openness  (plaLorms,  pracNces)   Flexibility  and  designing  for  change  
  3. 3. Context: Open, Social, MobileBlurring boundaries – work/play, online/offline
  4. 4. Starting point Developing  digital   idenNty/online   presence  
  5. 5. Digital Identity, ownership, autonomy
  6. 6. Ex-­‐student  mentoring  current  students  
  7. 7. Ex-­‐student  blog  transiNon  to  professional  
  8. 8. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Learning  (and   creaNvity)  becomes   mobile  
  9. 9. BYOD: students as producersTransmedia: Mobile film project across multiple platforms
  10. 10. InternaNonal  CollaboraNons#ELVSS12  (Entertainment  Lab  for  the  Very  Small  Screen)  UK,  NZ,  DE  -­‐  Range  of  disciplines  (related  to  digital  media)  Mobile  filmmaking  collaboraNons  on  the  topic  of  sustainability  MulNple  plaLorms,  combined  learner-­‐tutor  CoP  Flexibility and designing for change
  11. 11. InternaNonal  CollaboraNons#iCollab12  •  UK,  NZ,  FR,  DE  •  Learning  about  social   technologies  from  a  range  of   disciplinary  perspecNves   (Web,  PR,  Architecture,  Ed.   Sciences)  •  Students  become  Social   Media  reporters:  “My  City,   My  Industry”  •  Learn  about  plaLorms  from   one  another,  and  support   one  another   Graphic  by  Thom  Cochrane   Flexibility, openness and designing for change
  12. 12. Don’t  get  hung  up  on  perfecNon  –  enjoy  creaNng! VIDEO  -­‐  hbp://  BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
  13. 13. #mscsm social media tips - #iCollab11 VIDEO  -­‐  hbp://­‐xNhit1EQ  A quick (and rough) video, took 15 minutes to create
  14. 14. Serendipity and opportunityLearner agency
  15. 15. Openness,  Serendipity   and  Opportunity  
  16. 16. The Power of the Hashtag #psvtam  #mscsm  
  17. 17. Modelling network and media literacies Using  Instagram   and  Twiber  to     connect  ‘live’  with   #psvtam  and   #mscsm  students   from  AoIR   Internet  Research   conference     DemonstraNng   network   connecNons;   modeling  behaviours   @solobasssteve  at  #ir12  (@nancybaym  talk)  @nancybaym feat. @solobasssteve at #ir12, 12 Oct 2011
  18. 18. #occupy movement, 15 Oct 2011@bill_world  @courosa  on  instagram  @heloukee  webstagram  hbp://    Video  from  #occupySeable  hbp://     Connecting with my PLN, posting to twitter
  19. 19. Connecting through twitter and instagram  Twiber  feed  @replies  showing  hashtags  used  by:    #occupymovement  #occupyToronto  #occupySeable  #Seable  #solidarity  PLN and Seattle locals, 15 Oct 2011
  20. 20. Negotiated curriculum, 19 Oct 2011Driven by learner interests
  21. 21. Serendipity, opportunity20 Oct 2011
  22. 22. @cogdog skyping into class from U.S. Storybox     hbp:// storybox/    Telling us about his Storybox project - 21 Oct 2011
  23. 23. #mscsm watching on the small screenFascinated - 21 Oct 2011
  24. 24. Thanks @cogdog!Reactions from students on Twitter - 21 Oct 2011
  25. 25. Opening  up  the   processes  of  knowledge  creaNon  
  26. 26. Crowdsourcing lecture notes - #iCollab11
  27. 27. Collaborative bibliographyA useful exercise in information literacy
  28. 28. Opening up the classroomUndergraduate  student  abending    Postgraduate  class  à        Ex-­‐student  abending    Postgraduate  class  à        Mobile  learning:  learners    are  mobile     à      UG/PG: ex/current students: on/off campus
  29. 29. (Yet more) Mobile Creativity“Travelling  on  trains  gives  me  Nme  to  shape  ideas”   @ugfl  –  2nd  Year  student  
  30. 30. Great Expectations?Tools/platforms come and goWe don’t have to be experts!Honest, open dialogue is keyLearners support learners(resident experts?)Recognition of learner roles(badges?)TIME TO THINK ABOUT NEWMODELS FOR SUPPORT?Open, Social, Mobile, Networked, Responsive, Flexible
  31. 31. Embracing the Anarchy…
  32. 32. Alternate  Reality  Games  “an  interacNve  narraNve  that  uses  the  real  world  as  a  plaLorm  and  uses  transmedia  to  deliver  a  story  that  takes  place  in  real  Nme  and  evolves  according  to  parNcipants  responses.  Players  interact  directly  with  characters  in  the  game,  solve  plot-­‐based  challenges  and  puzzles,  and  collaborate  as  a  community  to  analyze  the  story  and  coordinate  acNviNes  -­‐  the  internet  is  the  central  binding  medium.”   WIKIPEDIA  
  33. 33. Curiosity,  Mystery,  Intrigue  –  and  Assessment   VERSUS:   “I’m  paying  X  amount  per  year”   “I  just  want  a  first”   “What  do  I  need  to  do  to  get  a  first?”  
  34. 34. #PSVTAM  BSc  Professional  Sound  and  Video  Technology  Advanced  MulNmedia  module     •  Digital  idenNty   •  Remix  culture   •  Copyright,  licensing,  ethics   •  ParNcipatory  media  producNon   •  Mobile  phone  filmmaking   •  Transmedia  storytelling   •  CriNcal  media  literacies  
  35. 35. Hugh  Garry  
  36. 36. The  Game   How  to  get  from    Week   TOPIC                  HERE  Week  1   Digital  IdenNty/Online  Presence    Week  2   Remix  Culture/ParNcipatory  Culture    Week  3   Copyright,  licensing,  ethics    Week  4   Networks  and  Openness    Week  5   Huey  –  Guest  Lecture    Week  6   Transmedia/digital  storytelling    Week  7   Pocket  Cinema    Week  8   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  9   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  10   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  11   THE  REVEAL  (BBC  Big  Screen)    Week  12   BBC  Big  Screen  (2nd  showing)                          To  HERE?  
  37. 37. 91211  
  38. 38. VIDEO:  Down  the  Rabbit-­‐hole  hbp://    
  39. 39. Email  (fire  fighNng)  Hi  all,    Thanks  to  you  lot  and  your  detecNve  work  (and  gezng  me  his  email  address  ;)  I’ve  just  made  contact  with  the  mysterious  Rufi  Franzen.    Firstly,  you’ll  be  relieved  to  know  that  you  have  nothing  to  worry  about  in  terms  of  data  security  –  there  have  been  no  breaches  of  security.  I  can’t  say  any  more  at  the  moment  as  I’ve  been  sworn  to  secrecy,  so  I  need  you  to  trust  me  on  this.    What  I  do  know  is  that  this  is  going  somewhere  good  –  amazing  in  fact.  I  don’t  know  much  more  at  this  stage,  and  I’m  not  sure  I’m  going  to  be  told.  Anyway,  let’s  chat  about  it  tomorrow  –  remember  the  feedback  session  3-­‐5  in  3.34!    See  you  tomorrow.  This  is  crazy  –  but  ace.  Helen    
  40. 40. Learners  driving  the  curriculum  
  41. 41. “I  feel  inspired  by  this”  “The  numbers  beneath  his  Steve  Jobs  vid  come  back  as  crackthecode”  “We  could  make  a  class  crowd-­‐sourced  film”  “I’ll  open  a  Google  Doc  and  get  everybody  to  pitch  in  their  ideas”  
  42. 42. Solving  puzzles,  cracking  codes  
  43. 43. WHERE  ✔ WHEN  ✔   WHY  ✖    
  44. 44. On  the  eve  of  the  reveal…  •  Live  Q+A   “Best  TV  programme  I’ve  watched  in  ages!”  (James)  
  45. 45. Charles  Leadbeater  
  46. 46. 9.12.11  
  47. 47. VIDEO:  91211  -­‐  hbp://  
  48. 48. The  Reveal:  ReacNons  
  49. 49. TransformaNons   “I  will     always  remember  Rufi,  and   the  way  it  has  forced  me  to   think  about  certain  things.     “You  now  have  me  pouring  over   I’d  love  this  way  of  teaching   all  the  blogs.  The  subtlety  and   to  become  a  permanent   deliciousness  of  this  game  and   fixture  in  our  educaNon   how  you  all  dealt  with  each   system  (I’ve  just  wriben   issue  on  a  day  to  day  basis  is   1200  words  on  a  Friday   staggering…  it  is  good  to  know   night  for  God’s  sake,  and   that  I  played  a  part  in  possibly   it’s  not  even  for  an   the  greatest  thing  I  have  ever   assignment!)”   been  exposed  to…”  
  50. 50. So  was  it  worth  the  RISK?     “Just  so  pleased  to  have   been  involved  in  this  ARG,   “this  is  something  I’ll  never   Rufi  will  live  forever!”   forget”   “Today  I  realized  just  how     amazing  the  small  things   in  life  can  be.  Yes,  this  is  a   massive  cliché  but,  yes,  it   “It  was  incredible,  we  all   is  true!”   watched  in  the  rain  as   passers  by  watched  the   “This  was  a  fantasNc  learning   work  we  had  created,   experience;  The  intrigue,  the   broadcast  on  a  huge  screen   teamwork,  the  puzzle  solving;   in  one  of  the  most  famous   Everyone  who  has  taken  part  in   ciNes  in  the  world.   the  process  has  brought  their   own  theories  and  ideas,   everyone  has  helped  solve  a   lible  bit  of  the  puzzle.”   “I  wanna  do  it  again!”  
  51. 51. Thank you Helen  Keegan   @heloukee  (Twiber)  (blog)