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Networks magazine

Networks Spring 2011

Up until issue 12, Networks was a predominantly hard-copy publication distributed free of charge to those who signed up for it and who work in art, design and media higher education. See below for issues 01-12. Approximately 3,000 academic and support staff received hard-copy Networks and readers tell us that the news, features, projects and reviews impact on their teaching practice in positive ways.  We hope that Networks online will reach a broader audience and that, with continued contributions and enthusiasm from the sector, it can be maintained into the future.

Networks issue 13 and subsequent issues will be produced in an online only format. Previously published three times a year, from Networks 13 onwards we produce 4 issues a year.

Networks 13
Exploring relationships between technology and teaching and learning in art, design and media higher education.

Networks 14
Imagining the future of art, design and media higher education teaching and learning.

Networks 15
Resources for learning and teaching in art, design and media.

The first twelve issues of the Art Design Media Subject Centre's magazine Networks are available to download from this page (see below)

Networks contains a range of news items, feature articles on contemporary issues, project and event reports, student contributions and resource reviews which we think you will find informative and stimulating.

Download PDF file copies below

Please note that only the feature articles are listed below but each issue also contains more articles, including project reports, event reports, news and resource reviews.

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Networks 12 - Spring 2011

Some thoughts on the current
higher education landscape

Mark Hunt's reflections

Impoverished Pedagogy,
Privatised Practice

Natalie Fenton examines the
implications of government 
proposals for HE

Mental Pictures - and their
implications for higher education

Rutherford reimagines HE

Learning from Fellows
Reports from some ADM Teaching
Fellows and a National Teaching
Richard Sober, Gillian Wilson,
Jake Abrams, Sarah Atkinson and
Kevin Petrie


Networks 11 - Autumn 2010

Education for Sustainability and
beyond: contemplating collapse

Arran Stibbe explores the
educational implications

Looking into Outreach
Olivia Sagan examines arts
outreach activity

Department 21
Students at the RCA report on a
student-led experiment in
interdisciplinary learning

Working at the edges
Mark Bailey outlines the develop-
ment of a Masters programme in
Multidisciplinary Design Innovation

'A-Z of Sustainable Materials'
Clare Qualmann reports on using
a hands-on workshop to engage

Networks 10 - Summer 2010

Making Marks
Susan Orr gives an overview of her
research into art and design
lecturer's assessment practices

'You just end up feeling more

Daniel Ashton's winning paper
for the ADM-HEA MeCCSA prize
examines media production and
industry-ready personhood

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Networks 9 - Spring 2010

Student Engagement: paradigm
change or political expediency?

Christine Hardy reviews the
concept and measurement of
student enagement

Issues of Engagement for
International Students in Art and

Silvia Sovic and Margo Blythman
report on a CETL funded project

All Rise Creating a better learning
environment for all?

Students from AUCB report on a
learning event On Trial, which has
been developed with their tutor
Kirsten Hardie

Postgraduate Research
Daniela Berghahn report on
workshops in Screen Studies and
Visual Culture


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Networks 8 - Autumn 2009

Beyond the Beanbag?
Jos Boys examines new ways of
thinking about learning spaces

The Best Use of Infinity
Alan Clarke examines Open
Educational Resources and the
Politics of Knowledge

Doing Media 2.0
Julian McDougall and Steve Dixon
describe and evaluate a new

The B:Fest: Pedagogy and Public
Robin Saklatvala and Janey Gordon
report on a Bridges CETL project


Networks 7 - Summer 2009

Don't Mention the 'c-word'
Mark Readman examines the
rhetorics of creativity in the
Roberts Report

The Value of ambiguity as a
tool for stimulating creativity

Nik Mahon

Sound, music and radio in the
creative curriculum

Tim McClellan's perspectives on
undergraduate study

Student-centred student

Niall Brennan, Mehita Iqani and
Frederik Lesage on maintaining
teaching opportunites while
expanding learning support


Networks 6 - Spring 2009

Communication and media
studies: curricula responding to
a changing world

Arran Stibbe considers some of
global challenges students are
likely to face

Mainstreaming Ecodesign
Simon O'Rafferty provides a
Welsh perspective


Networks 5 - Autumn 2008

Learning on Placement

Andie Robertson's investigation
of work placement opportunites
within the designer-maker

Fashion, Textiles and Related

Catherine McConnell examines
work-related learning and the
student experience

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Networks 4 - Summer 2008

Transforming Learning: Building
an Information Scaffold

Tara Brabazon offers
models and examples for students
to learn how to find and evaluate

Widening Participation and the
Media Student Experience
Angela Devas's winning paper
for the ADM-HEA MeCCSA prize
applies cultural studies methods
to the issue of Widening
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Networks 3 - Spring 2008

Creativity Diagnostics

Karl Jeffries examines the use of
Creativity Diagnostics software

Using biomechanics to enhance
student learning about chair
A team from the University of
Brighton share their development
of an interdisciplinary teaching

PDP for creative practitioners -
beyond skills to employability

Jacqui Bleetman and Lisa Webb


Networks 2 - Autumn 2007

Art Imitates Life

Brian Hoey looks at how arts tutors
can use life coaching to enhance
their professional skills

Widening Participation
David Hayward questions assump-
tions on widening participation in
art, design and media

Networks 1 - Summer 2007


Bernadette Blair examines the
design studio critique and the value
gained through formative feedback

Qualitative rather than Quantative
John Danvers examines the systems
of assessment in arts education



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