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Seminar: Collaborative learning, collaborative journalism: 6th of June 2013 (Birmingham)


Whilst I was at Birmingham City University I was involved in a research project called “Stories and Streams” which explored ways in which to encounter challenges to media pedagogy and unpick critical ways of teaching media practice subjects such as journalism and alternative media within changing education contexts (read: dirty filthy tories) The research team (Jon Hickman, Paul Bradshaw and myself) produced several academic presentations and publication…

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Presentation: Stories and Streams at the University of the West of Scotland Learning & Teaching Conference.


Stories and Streams was a project that I have blogged a lot about last semester whilst at Birmingham City University, where I have taught new media theory, alternative media and web production for the last 3 years. We (Jon Hickman, Paul Bradshaw and myself) were funded by the centre of excellent in learning and teaching within BCU to evaluate and…

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


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


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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Stories and Streams, Week 1: Exploring the Education and Olympic Context @BCUMedia #media2012


Today kicked off the first ever joint Online Journalism and Alternative Media 2nd year production module at Birmingham City University. After spending some time (re)developing the model for delivery, this morning was where we put our shared google documents into practice. Process: News Conference and Forming of Groups After an hour long news conference (video above shows format), where students…

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