Collaborative pedagogy and digital scholarship: a case study of 'Media Culture 2020'

Thayne, Martyn and Cooper, Graham (2014) Collaborative pedagogy and digital scholarship: a case study of 'Media Culture 2020'. Media Education Research Journal (MERJ), 5 (1). pp. 46-59. ISSN 2040-4350

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This paper presents an educational case study of ‘Media Culture 2020’, an EU Erasmus
Intensive Programme that utilised a range social media platforms and computer software
to create open, virtual spaces where students from different countries and fields could
explore and learn together. The multi-disciplinary project featured five universities from
across Europe and was designed to develop new pedagogical frameworks to encourage
collaborative approaches to teaching and learning in the arts. The main objective of
the project was to break down classroom and campus walls by creating digital learning
environments that facilitated new forms of production, transmission and representation of
knowledge. Media Culture 2020 was designed to pilot a novel mode of ‘blended learning’,
demonstrating a number of ways in which ‘Web 2.0’ networked technologies might be
adopted by academics to encourage open and collaborative modes of practice. The project
utilised a number of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google
Hangout, Google Docs and Blogger) to enhance the learning experiences of a diverse set
of students from different cultural and international contexts. In doing so, Media Culture
2020 enabled participants with a diverse range skills and cultural experiences to develop
new working practices that respond to the convergence of digital media and art, as well
as the internationalisation of media production and business, through the use of open,
interactive software.

Keywords:Pedagogy, online collaboration, Collaborative learning, Social Media, Blended Learning, NotOAChecked
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
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Deposited On:24 Feb 2015 14:19

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