[Publication] Collaborative Learning in Media Education

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.

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Introduction:   Collaborative Learning in Higher Education Media Education Programmes

                        Marcus Leaning

Section 1      Thinking Collaboratively

Chapter 1:        Framing Collaboration in Media Education

Marcus Leaning

Chapter 2:        Programming Collaborative Leaning

Bex Lewis

Chapter 3:        Exploring the Use of Collaborative Learning in an Experientially Designed Student Undergraduate Programme: A Case Study

Melanie Gray

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

Einar Thorsen

Chapter 6:        Structures for Digital Collaboration and Interaction

Lisa Stansbie

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


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