An interesting mini report from @SavingStudents1 (@manipm)

In Manipulating Media (a first year media studies module at the University of Winchester), we have set the students a challenge to produce a campaign with regards to changing student behaviour (ensuring that campaigns have gone through Student Union/campus processes). Tomorrow they will present a 3 minute YouTube video highlighting what they covered, why it's relevant, what they did, and any measurables as to its success (within only 3 weeks). I offered my students the…

Manipulating Media: Social Media Develops Academic Literacy Skills (Abstract for #PELC11)

PELC11: Digital Futures: Learning in a Connected World Dr Marcus Leaning and Dr Bex Lewis, University of Winchester Strand: Higher Education // Web 2.0 “Sit still and listen!”  Traditional learning approaches stress that the teacher is the source of all knowledge, that there is a fixed path to learning. “Stand up and join in!” Lifelong learning emphasises that educators are guides to sources of knowledge, which people learn by doing, in groups and from each other.…