I am an assistant professor in the Radio-TV-Film department at UT-Austin and also do development and research for community-based groups who are working with media education, youth media, media arts, archives, and social networking projects. I write and speak to groups around the world about the need for new media education policies and programs.
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Thank you for your invitation.
I like your profile.
I apreciate the scope of your work and I am do some investigation about new ways of teaching and learning.
It could be great count on you for a visit to Portugal.
Thanks for the invitation. You've probably seen that my interest is mostly in literacy and related things. I'm more engaged in trying to persuade my colleagues in a post 16 college to use Web 2.0. I blog and read blogs, I shout the praises of pageflakes, and use odd bits and peices with my students.
Coincidently my partner teaches TV at the Unversity of Salford - she's a camera specialist, but does not use web learning.
At our K-8 school we are contemplating introducing social networking to our students. Currently they spent so much time on their profiles in their FirstClass email and Moodle (Open Source course management software) that I think they would learn so many more skills putting time into their existence in a social network.
I just discovered Pageflakes (pageflakes.com and flakes are widgets like those added in iGoogle accounts) but really like the student pageflake accounts and default widgets (student.pageflakes.com). Are there other social networking opportunities that we should look at? Parents fear MySpace and Facebook right now and I think we can promote student pageflakes as teaching the skills and how to be safe AND LEARN in social networks. I know I am learning much in the Classroom 2.0 network.
Thanks for the invitation.
I have worked with one education tv-project in Sweden. The young students (11 year) asked their grandfathers/grandmothers about a moment in their youth, and they make a comics about this moment. It was a combination of history and comics. We also made some interviews with swedish cartoonists and comic history.
I also made a course book and a manual for the teachers.
A lot of schools used this methods in their schools.
It was funny and possible to use in different countries.