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Challenge of New Media: Teaching and Learning in the New Media Ecology

The Watershed Media Centre
1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX

Friday, 12 December 2008


9.30    Registration and Coffee
10.00   Introduction to the Issues
            Professor Martin Lister, University of the West of England, Bristol

10.15   The case for a media studies 2.0: “Ask the Audience” and “Say what you see”?
            ....Time to Upgrade Media Studies
            Dr William Merrin, Head of Media Studies, University of Wales, Swansea

10.35   A response to the case for a media studies 2.0: “Straw men or Cyborgs”?
            Professor Jon Dovey, University of the West of England, Bristol

10.55   Questions and discussion
11.30  Coffee
11.45  Case studies: New media and the curriculum
           There will be 2 parallel sessions, each comprising 3 of the following:   

  1. Digital Culture: a case study in implementing Media Studies 2.0
    Marcus Leaning, Senior Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Wales
  2. Convergence Culture: The Importance of Knowing about Not Knowing
    Jon Wardle, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University
  3. Teaching and Research as Media Production
    Andrew Dewdney, Professor of Media Education, London South Bank University
  4. Journalism education in the age of YouTube: Two steps forward, one step back?
    Martin Hirst, Associate Professor and Curriculum Leader, Journalism, AUT University, Auckland
  5. 'Urban Classroom Culture and Interaction' (our future students?)
    Caroline Dover, Research Fellow, University of Westminster
  6. Producing a Web-Drama: a Web 2.0 project: old genre/new cultural form?
    Jon Dovey, Professor of Screen Media, University of the West of England, Bristol, and Rick Lander, freelance producer

12.45   Plenary session
13.15   Lunch
14.15   Panel: the student experience
            4 short presentations, to be followed by 2 discussion groups, each reporting back to the plenary session

  1. Filmobile – Mobile media
    Max Schleser, London-based filmmaker, undertaking PhD at University of Westminster
  2. Teaching media studies to multimedia scientists
    Einar Thorsen, Lecturer in new media & multimedia journalism, University of Teeside, and PhD candidate in journalism studies at Bournemouth University
  3. Just gaming (our future students?)
    Julian McDougall, Head of Creative Arts/Reader in Media & Education, Newman University College
  4. From Film Studies to Media Ecologies
    Sy Tafel, PhD student and visiting lecturer at University of Bristol

15.15   Discussion groups (x 2)
15.45   Tea 

16.00    The Media and Communications Subject Profile Report and other research
              Stephen Mallinder, Project Manager and Researcher, ADM-HEA

16.15   Plenary session

16.45   End   

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