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Archive Event : #hackmyclass workshop

16th December 2014 @ 10:00 am — 16:00pm

A workshop to break and remake the classroom at Coventry University.

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The Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), is a cross-university experimental unit comprising of academics, learning technologists, subject librarians, educational developers and researchers. The Lab is based in the heart of Coventry University’s campus in a newly refurbished space on the top floor of the Frederick Lanchester Library, uniquely designed to promote open dialogues, collaborative work and..

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The Team / Jacqueline Cawston


Deputy Director BBC TV graphic artist, mural painter, broadcast company owner and now Deputy Director of the DMLL, in charge of designing and directing multi £million projects using serious games, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Working with global partners from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to Robben Island Museum. “I conceptualise innovative technology and bring together brilliant..

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Advisory Group / Shaun Hides

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Chair of Advisory Group Having tried physics, then trained as an archaeologist I gradually realised neither was my destiny. My interests now cross the fields of material culture, culture and identity and research methods. Recently I’ve focused on the interactions between technologies and cultures and Higher Education innovation. @shaunhides

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Blog : Erasmus+ Gamification for the Hard to Reach

3rd December 2014

The Gamification for Hard to Reach project will design and develop a blueprint for a gamified programme for the engagement and capacity building targeting the hard to reach. The approach is user centred, where trainers and the target groups are involved in developing a programme that would address the specific needs of the different individuals. ..

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The Team / Jacqui Speculand


Principal Project Lead Despite the differences, degrees in Social Work and IT are a great combination when working with people and technology. I worked as an information designer in the software industry for many years before moving into teaching and research. I have had a range of teaching roles, including media entrepreneurship, and am now..

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Kate Green


PhD Student, Horizon CDT I am a PhD candidate at Horizon CDT, University of Nottingham, and a professional paranoid. I work collaboratively with affinity groups and digital technology to better understand how we can meaningfully participate in our digital footprints in an age of big data and machine learning.

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The Team / Sylvester Arnab

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Reader in Games Science / Senior Research Fellow With more than 10 years research experience in visualisation, simulation and serious games combined, I’m now based at the DMLL to champion gameful, playful and persuasive design that transforms ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences. I research, write and evangelise about such transformations. I also love traveling to..

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The Team / Katherine Wimpenny

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Reader in Arts Informed Research and Pedagogy / Co-Lead Research With more than twenty years experience of working in health and education I get excited about research and using innovative methodologies, particularly arts-informed and participatory approaches. Working within the DMLL provides opportunity to further explore and share my enthusiasm and practice in creative pedagogy and..

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The Team / Jonathan Shaw

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Director My son asked me not so long ago what it was that I did and why? My answer… “Well, Josh I’ve pulled photography, education and technology apart since the mid 90’s.  I’m excited and inspired by the futures of photography which my recent book NEWFOTOSCAPES explores. I was thrilled to be called ‘…a quirky and..

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