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curious-oddities

Curious Oddities

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview Curious Oddities explored students’ self-representation through creative arts pedagogy. Under the facilitation of Tom Ellis, a Birmingham-based Artist; students from across campus were asked to create imaginative and curious 3D sculptures. These natural, personal and unconventional creative forms of representation offered induction students opportunity to reflect upon their ideas and values as they started..

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Beyond Flipped

Lab Contact: Alan Richards

Beyond Flipped is ‘a practice that creates learning through active participation and skills development through the curation of educational experiences in a technology rich learning environment’. Beyond Flipped is an approach that utilises the benefits of learning technologies and places an emphasis on student participation and the learning process. Within this approach there is a..

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Game Changers

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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Cross-Faculty Design Challenge Project - DMLL - Coventry University

Cross-Faculty Design Challenge

Lab Contact: Alan Richards
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Overview Arising from Governance Group meeting in November 2015, desire for cross faculty project enabling psychology students to work together with other schools to design and build a toy.  DMLL to facilitate cross-faculty working.  The CU/DMLL Cross-Faculty Design Challenge aim is to engage and support students during their formative stage and to encourage them to..

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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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Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

Lab Contact: Daniel Villar-Onrubia
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Overview: CU Digital Leaders is a new student-staff partnership being piloted in 2016-17 with the aim of helping students improve their digital competences, take ownership of their online presence and gain awareness of their own digital identities. Based on peer-to-peer learning, This initiative is a collaboration of the Lanchester Library, the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), and the Office of..

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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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Independent Learning (Lynda.com)

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview Lynda.com (www.lynda.com) is an online training platform offering tutorials and full training packages in software, programming, soft skills and a wide range of online programmes and tools. It was used in a small scale trial from January 2015. The pilot trial looked at the use of 60 licenses, primarily used in the Media Department..

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UniverCity Project - DMLL - Coventry University

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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