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Supporting Innovation: using and producing mobile lectures in urban design.

Presentation given at the Oxford Brookes University Ripple Workshop: Engaging Staff in Open Educational Resources. Wednesday 16th of March 2011. OBU, Oxford.

Laura Novo de Azevedo

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Supporting Innovation: using and producing mobile lectures in urban design.

although urban design principles aim to improve the sensory experience of the urban environment, its teaching mostly takes place indoors, fully insulated from the city environment. direct transference of ‘accepted wisdom’ imparted during lectures rather than a critical reflection on the spatial and social consequences of applied urban design principles;

international students have difficulties to understand how urban design principles work in the UK (and other cultural contexts); Supporting Innovation who is it for? who can contribute? how is it managed? MOBILE LEARNING anyone in the world interested in learning and teaching urban design deparment staff starting to volunteer in producing mobile lectures;

2 universities and 1 local authority in Brazil interested in participating (first workshop in April 2011);

I became aware and started to use other OER within Brookes (teaching collection). background the project reach & management the move from a ‘recipient’ to a ‘critical thinking’ approach through a flexible situated experience & maleable project, adapt 'as we go';

guidelines for contributions;

peer review group that becomes larger to enable representativeness feel what is like to walk out there
so you can design tor an improved experience capture share watch edit mobile take anywhere, anytime! ripple effect support: e-learning@Brookes videos podcasts website wiki photoshop helping students ipods concept moral encouragement supervision interactie pdfs ideas universities
practices... Pilot:
module City Design and Development
1st year undergraduates in Planning using and producing mobile lectures in Urban design issues still to solve develop strategies to stimulate contributions worldwide;

how to deal with worldwide technical differences (access do handheld mobile devices, etc)?

what about language differences? subtitles?

how to deal with copyright! How can we get the students out to experience Urban Design principles on limited resources? evidence of why open? cross cultural approach to urban design (teaching and research);

international lecturer;

international students;

a requirement from CEBE; thank you! pilot ? still haven't received students' work to evaluate the quality;

the levels of engagement are very high;

students are proposing different formats which will be considered (interactive pdfs) 'I really like the Mobile Lectures idea. The best thing is that I can enjoy this lecture wherever I am . I can go to described sites, walk around like a lecturer, watch the video and learn. Absolutely more than in a class, because I am there and I can experience urban design principles in reality. ... English is not my first language, when I don't know meaning of a word, it discourage me, but the Mobile Lectures are helping me with this a lot. I can repeat a section as many times as I want.' Anna Kolakowska (international student): Results
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