MELSIG: Digital Media Interaction and Inclusivity
9th September 2014
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) Teaching Building
University of Sussex
The Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) recognises the enormous potential of digital media as an enabler for inclusive practice and wider educational change.
This one day event asks us to consider how digital media can be used positively to address disadvantage in teaching and learning, and in disciplinary practice. It will also explore the challenges and opportunities facing individuals (students, teachers and practitioners) operating in professional contexts.
The day will address questions like ‘how effective are digital tools at supporting inclusive learning?’, ‘what challenges do they create?’, ‘how important is it to be aware of our digital footprint?’ and ‘what guidance/measures should be offered or put in place to help teachers and students manage and protect their professional identity online?
Attendance is free but places are limited therefore early registration is recommended.
View the programme: http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=645
Register (free): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melsig-digital-media-interaction-and-inclusivity-tickets-12149875605
Developing and Funding Collaborations Workshop Series
Workshop 1: 13th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 201
Workshop 2: 20th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 114
Workshop 3: 27th May (13:00 – 17:00) – Fulton 114
To book your place, please visit the Researcher Development Webpages
This workshop series is aimed toward research students and early career researchers wishing to initiate, build, and manage collaborations to embed their research in the creative economy, and is open not just to research students/ECRs at the universities of Sussex and Brighton, but also across the CHASE consortium.
Over the course of the workshops, participants will collaboratively analyse their research output, share and discuss experiences of collaboration, examine case studies of successful collaborations, explore synchronicities with other creative practitioners and/or arts organisations, and discuss models for funding, publication and positioning of collaborative projects in the creative economy.
The idea behind this project was conceived after doctoral students and ECRs contacted the lead student with requests for training in building and managing collaborations. The workshops will provide participants with a forum for discussing the collaborative potential of their work, and a structured context for taking steps toward initiating actual collaborations with mentoring and peer support. The workshop series is therefore designed to facilitate situated exploration and results-oriented development of ideas around collaboration.
The workshops are led by facilitators who are research active, work in the creative industry (digital media, experience design, contemporary curatorial practice, film making, sound art, and arts management, including managing touring exhibitions), and have extensive experience of initiating and managing collaborative projects. They will be working with workshop participants to generate ideas and actionable strategies, and act as progress mentors over the course of the project.
About the Facilitators:
The workshops are led by facilitators who are research active, work in the creative industry (digital media, experience design, contemporary curatorial practice, film making, sound art, and arts management, including managing touring exhibitions), and have extensive experience of initiating and managing collaborative projects. They will be working with workshop participants to generate ideas and actionable strategies, and act as progress mentors over the course of the project. The facilitators are:
- Carina Westling (The Nimbus Group): interdisciplinary project development
- Jamie Wyld (This is Wyld Ltd): funding specialist, project management
- Peter Annhernu (Surface Impression): curation specialist, project management
- Amelia Wakeford (University of Sussex): research funding advice
Today’s guest post comes from Helen Hampson, Researcher Development Project Officer in the Teaching and Learning Development Unit (TLDU). Helen has been working on a project to make the online profiles of doctoral researchers at Sussex more accessible, and displayed on the Doctoral School website, and the project has now gone live.
For those of you who have struggled in vain to search the university website to find fellow doctoral researchers, we have some good news – a new directory of doctoral researchers has been developed!
All doctoral researchers have access to the facility for developing an online profile on the university website, and these contain a great deal of useful information. However, up until now you needed to know exactly who you were looking for and their department, and there was no easy route to find a list of doctoral researchers at Sussex.
Using the new directory, it is now much easier to identify fellow researchers and potential collaborators. You can search the directory by department and by name, or just browse through, and be linked from the listing to individual profiles. Have a look at the new directory of doctoral researchers.
Despite our efforts it is not yet possible to search profiles by keywords (this is apparently in the pipeline and part of a much larger project), but this seems to be a step in the right direction!
N.B. To appear in this directory, you need to set up your own online profile.
If you have any queries about the new directory please contact firstname.lastname@example.org