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New publication: Stories and Streams: A problem-based design for student-Led collaboration and peer-to-peer teaching across media practice modules

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It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally had the chapter developed from the Stories and Streams project (that took place at BCU in 2012/2013) published in a new book called “Collaborative Learning in Media Education.” The book is available to buy here┬ábut is also available through open access. Citation: Marcus Leaning (eds), 2015. Collaborative Learning in Media Education.…

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Portfolio: Celebrate Website and Social Media Content Strategy

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  In my role at UWS’s Creative Media Academy, I’ve just completed a commissioned project working with my colleague Prof. David McGillivray and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland┬áto develop the web platform and social media content strategy for the Celebrate funding programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This entails the website build itself, support and social media coverage during…

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Week 9: I’m not going to class tomorrow, and I’m the teacher…

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I’m in Scotland at the moment for other-work-related things. Which means I can’t be in class for teaching commitments tomorrow. But taking a page out of the Jon Hickman school of teaching, I am not going to be around either. Which should be bad, I should arrange something for the 2nd years in the same way I am for the…

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Project: Stories and Streams, week 8: #media2012 as an assignment brief revisited

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After the classroom restructuring in the previous session, this week was used to define the #media2012 west midlands brief for the remaining alternative media and web production (AM and WP) students to take them through the processes to complete their final 100 percent portfolio task due in May. The brief The AM&WP cohort will now be working together as a…

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Project: Stories and Streams, Week 7: Events-based learning: the west midlands #media2012 hub

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When I started working on the Alternative Media and Web Production (AM&WP) module late-2010, it was with the intention of working towards embedding citizen journalism and the Olympic Games as a priority topic and theme for the module. It begin with #mc539, which then evolved into #MED5008, a course within another – online journalism. The first 6 weeks, my AM&WP…

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Project: Stories and Streams, week 5. “The module is not what I expected.”

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A couple of days ago, I reflected on the move towards a student -led curriculum on the alternative media and web production course that I am running at BCU. Since the change of class structure this year to a ‘stories and streams’ format, some of the common issues that I have faced has been questions relating to the expectations of…

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