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We Have A Situation: Coventry!

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview We Have A Situation:Coventry! is a DMLL project involving Helen Varley Jamieson, a media artist, playwright, performer, director and producer and the ‘International Artist in Residence’ 2016, in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities (FAH), at Coventry University from November 17 – 24th. During the residency period, coordinated by Rachelle Vader Knowles, Helen led..

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Game Changers

Lab Contact: Helen Keegan
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Overview The Game Changers Programme aims to explore, experiment and exploit game design thinking in fostering creative problem solving and cross-disciplinary design collaboration. The overarching pedagogical construct of the initiative is motivated by ‘learning by designing’, which is a project-based inquiry approach. The programme will facilitate new models of teaching and learning, new practice in..

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CU Domain of One’s Own

Lab Contact: Daniel Villar-Onrubia
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Overview Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) initiatives allow students and faculty to register a subdomain (or buy a separate domain) and associate it with hosted web space offered by their universities for free. After leaving university, users have the choice to download a backup of their files and data that may be restored using the..

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OpenMed

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny
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Overview OpenMed is an international project funded under the EU Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education (HE) programme. The overarching goal of OpenMed is to facilitate the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in the South Mediterranean region (S-M), with a particular focus on HE in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco..

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MUSE

Lab Contact: Jacqueline Cawston
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Overview MUSE: Modernity & Disability: Ensuring Quality Education for Disabled Students Accessibility of Higher Education Democratisation of HE has helped to ensure a growing trend of increasing enrolment of students with disabilities, although it is still not significant enough in terms of potential numbers. According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world’s population..

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Open Badges

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview Open Badges recognise skills and learning through digital certification. Open Badges allow the badge owner to demonstrate achievement and the viewer to see the criteria for the badge. They are becoming increasingly popular as a means of recognising, rewarding and publicising achievements, skills and knowledge. This project is currently investigating the feasibility of using..

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Shakespeare Week Project

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview The DMLL is working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) to create an interactive platform that will be used as part of the Shakespeare Week activities that they organise for primary school children. The platform is hosted on MakeWaves, a digital badges platform aimed at children under the age of 13. We have collaborated with SBT and MakeWaves..

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Lanchester Interactive Archive

Lab Contact: Jacqueline Cawston
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Overview The Lanchester Collection held at Coventry University library is the biggest source of Lanchester information in the world and with the help of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we aim to preserve and disseminate the heritage and astonishing achievements of Dr Frederick Lanchester (1868-1946), one of Britain’s greatest engineers and inventors. We will engage people..

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The Arts Gymnasium

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview This follow-on three-year project partnership, funded by Esmée Fairbairn, will build on the uniqueness of the Arts Gymnasium project (Wimpenny & Savin-Baden 2014) delivered as part of the theatre’s strong community and education programme at the Belgrade Theatre under the leadership of the Associate Director, and General Manager. Key stakeholders in the follow-on study..

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UniverCity Match-Making Portal

Lab Contact: Alan Richards
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Lead Partner Sinead Ouillon Programme Leader the City University Initiative Overview In the context of austerity measures, resulting in reduction of funding by as much as 50% in the City council, focus has moved to the civic role of Universities. It is therefore timely to pilot a new coordinated form of University community engagement that..

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HowCloud

Lab Contact: Gemma Tombs
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Overview This project, whilst supported by the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, was undertaken and managed by Trevor Hawkes and Mark Hodds of sigma in Coventry University. HowCloud is a browser-based platform that offers students support with mathematics and statistics off-campus and out-of-hours. Quite often, students who have difficulties in mathematics also do not have the..

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#3CityLink

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand

Overview #3CityLink was one of the first projects DMLL supported at Coventry University. Challenging narratives and dialogue in fine art practice, we helped Coventry students to connect and collaborate with students in Regina, Canada and Gyumri, Armenia. Concerned with issues of peace and citizenship, the #3CityLink project connected three cities Regina, Coventry and Gyumri which all..

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Learnium

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview Online learning environments were initially developed as a means to provide regular social interaction for distance learners. However, as technology has become increasingly present in students’ day-to-day lives, such environments have been integrated into mainstream education. Yet there is general controversy surrounding the use of ‘social’ technologies (such as Facebook) in education, and uncertainty..

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PALS: Pre Arrival Library Support

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand

Overview The PALS project was a joint venture between the Lanchester Library and the DMLL. It was developed to prepare students for study at Coventry University, helping to manage expectations and ease the transition to studying in UK higher education. We have developed an online multi-media site using WordPress to provide orientation and basic information..

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#Phonar – Connected and Open Classes

Lab Contact: Jonathan Worth

Overview This short evaluation of an open and connected photography class involved 21 masters students. Students used laptops and were encouraged to tweet their class notes as a way of expressing their thoughts about key topics discussed.   Techonolgy Application Storify was used as a way to pull together summaries of students’ tweeted conversation threads…

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SOPI: Student Online Projects with Industry

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview The project connects over 250 students at level 2 and 3 on Business Administration courses with industry experts to explore the practical application of theory in real world scenarios. The pilot study in 2014 used Twitter to engage 30 students with industry experts to expose the students to real world problems in supply chain..

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Spritz

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview This project investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of Spritz (computer based speed reading application) as a learning resource, particularly for students with dyslexia. Sean Graham and Arinola Adefila, supported by Principal Project Lead Jacqui Speculand, will test the efficacy of Spritzed learning resources by developing an App specifically for Biomedical Science students on the Add+vantage..

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SWING

Lab Contact: Jacqueline Cawston

Overview SWING; funded by the EU Tempus programme is a collaboration between the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco and Egypt and is led by Jacqueline Cawston of the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University. The project aims to create sustainable policies in the partner Universities to enable students with disabilities to have equal access to..

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