I have a chapter published in this book – just out:
Marcus Leaning (eds), 2015. Collaborative Learning in Media Education. Santa Rosa: Informing Science Press. ISBN: 9781932886931
Collaborative learning is a key pedagogic activity in many media education programmes in schools colleges and universities worldwide. When well executed, collaborative work enables students to learn much from each other and gain valuable experience of working in concert – a skill central to contemporary work practices in many media industries. Moreover, many media educators argue educational practices and approaches should evolve and shift better to suit the networked nature of contemporary media and collaborative learning activities can be facilitated and enhanced by the use of social media.
This volume brings together chapters from leading researchers and academics in institutions across the UK. Comprising of eight chapters that explore issues such as the theoretical background of collaborative learning, the issues involved in using social media technologies for collaboration, using wiki pages for learning and distributed collaborative learning in rural locations.
Introduction: Collaborative Learning in Higher Education Media Education Programmes
Section 1 Thinking Collaboratively
Chapter 1: Framing Collaboration in Media Education
Chapter 2: Programming Collaborative Leaning
Chapter 3: Exploring the Use of Collaborative Learning in an Experientially Designed Student Undergraduate Programme: A Case Study
Section 2 Social Media Technologies and Collaboration
Chapter 4: Empowering the Learner, Liberating the Teacher? Collaborative Lectures Using New Technologies
Dan Jackson and Richard Berger
Chapter 5: Student Wiki Pages: Online Collaboration in a Networked Learning Environment
Chapter 6: Structures for Digital Collaboration and Interaction
Section 3 Collaboration In and Out of the Classroom
Chapter 7: Stories & Streams: A Problem-Based Design for Student-Led Collaboration and Peer-to-Peer Teaching Across Media Practice Modules
Paul Bradshaw, Jonathan Hickman and Jennifer Jones
Chapter 8: University of the Village
Jem Mackay and Karl Phillips
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.