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 exploratory play for all interested in defining the 21st century university.
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Innovative learning practice through active participation
Playful & Gameful
Games for learning, and learning through play
Digital & Networked
Foster competency and engagement in a networked age
Our Strategic Aims
Drive a culture of open innovation across the Coventry University Group, by expanding and enhancing the distinctive, internationally recognised and sector-leading ethos and approach to higher education innovation, research and development. Helping to make Coventry an international exemplar of best practice.
Stimulate innovation and collaboration by challenging mind-sets amongst key stakeholders in teaching and learning. Champion and evaluate new practices, tools, methodologies, facilitate path finder cross-faculty collaborations and create shared spaces which incubate and nurture future looking ideas and pedagogies.
Positively influence the teaching and learning culture working in partnership across the Coventry University group. Act as a facilitator for constructive, fast-tracked, change across the University and more generally, drawing on developments demonstrated and proven in the Lab.
Provide enhanced opportunities, space, resources, capabilities and funding for agile experimentation with creative, playful, radical and provocative ideas, models and approaches. Advocate a positive attitude for understanding uncertainty and learning from failure towards fostering new best practices for effective teaching and learning innovation.
Identify and sandpit ambitious initiatives that make a real impact on the learning landscape. Explore, repurpose and remix approaches and technologies in order to stimulate new income sources and practices, encourage and ferment exciting new international collaborations.
Welcome the opportunity to identify early challenges and obstacles that may ultimately impact the University more generally. Explore and mitigate early on, in a single place and within a tightly controlled environment
Last week the Lab delivered a brand new training programme to 24 current course reps on how to be an ‘Online Facilitator’. Our big question is: how do we ‘virtually’ instill a feeling of community amongst thousands of new students from all over the world who have yet to meet?
Post by Daniel Villar-Onrubia, originally published on the 29th of March 2019 on the blog of the Open Education Working Group. This month [March 2019] it is 30 years (CERN 2019) since Sir Tim Berners-Lee came up with his idea for an ‘information management system’...
Over the past six months or so Samantha Clarke has been working with colleagues from our CU Subject Librarian team to create a library induction game. The game Book Runner, developed using RPG Maker MV, is set in Coventry University Library and designed with the...
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