Collaborative and participatory learning

Vickers, Richard, Field, James and Thayne, Martyn (2016) Collaborative and participatory learning. In: 20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, 17 - 18 October 2016, Tampere, Finland.

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co_LAB is the Collaboration Laboratory, an interdisciplinary research network initiated by colleagues from the University of Lincoln School of Film and Media, to explore new approaches to teaching and learning through the use of networked digital tools, and through the transferral of knowledge, skillsets and teaching styles. The aim is to develop interdisciplinary and collaborative methods for innovation and social entrepreneurship, resulting in a variety of institutional and community impacts. In addition to undertaking a variety of practice-based research projects across the University and local community, co_LAB has developed a substantial European network of partner universities, departments and practitioners.

This network has resulted in collaboration on externally-funded projects and international strategic alliances to enable the sharing of pedagogical practice, and to enhance student mobility. The co_LAB team is currently half-way through OnCreate - a 3-year EU Erasmus funded project featuring a European consortium of 10 universities. The co_LAB model is designed to break down classroom walls and departmental divisions by encouraging community-based learning and sharing between students and colleagues from different academic disciplines. This model is underpinned by the principles of the University of Lincoln's Student-as-Producer concept. The model employs a blend of structured activities and discovery-based learning methods, with much of the workshops left open for students to develop concepts, lead sessions, present ideas and receive feedback from lecturers and other participants.

Keywords:Applied computing, Education, Interactive learning environments, Collaborative learning
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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