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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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360 Immersions

Lab Contact: Jacqui Speculand
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Overview 360 filming can offer a completely immersive learning experience. Using either a 360 camera or a rig comprised of an array of go-pro cameras, scenarios can be filmed to create an immersive environment that can be used for teaching. Goals To explore the use of 360 filming and editing techniques.  The project will explore..

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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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Disrupting the Thesis Project

Disrupting the Thesis

Lab Contact: Katherine Wimpenny

Overview This exciting pilot project will involve Sociology students working with professional film makers JAM AV to record stories from research participants who are based in Coventry market. Students will get hands on experience of using filming equipment, including recording and editing skills. Students will also develop their communicative, research, and employability skills by exploring..

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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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ImparApp: Pervasive Gaming for Language Learning

Lab Contact: Sylvester Arnab
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Overview Pervasive Gaming for Language Learning is a project in collaboration with the Coventry University’s Languages Centre, aiming to explore pervasive approaches to learning and exploit gamification techniques in contextualising language learning in a more active and engaging way. In this pilot, we aim to investigate the crossings of gamification and pervasive learning in supporting the..

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Site Specific Projections

Lab Contact: Helen Keegan

Overview The aim of the Projekt-Project is to use live digital slide projections to animate historic sites. The origin of this approach lies in the overlap between artistic and pedagogic work in the department of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University in the UK. Senior lecturer Adrian Palka uses Pico projectors in his performances..

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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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#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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