This video was presented by pETER Purg at "Designs on eLearning" 2012 conference at the University of The Arts London (Sep 5-7, 2012) under the motto of "Crowd and cloud: towards a collaborative future". The footage from my headcam-while-presenting was PiP-d into the original presentation video.
Subtitle of my contribution was
"Pivotal creative tool becomes a medium of collective (self)reflection and curriculum development"
please see full abstract on page 6 within: myblog.arts.ac.uk/del2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Paralell-Session-2_CW.pdf
More info about the conference:
http://tinyurl.com/doel12map (attendee map)
pETER Purg, University of Nova Gorica am
"New Media" Module Leader at School of Arts;
Projects Coordinator, Curriculum Developer
My profile&portolio here: vsu.ung.si/user/19
+ blogging about al this at vsu.ung.si/skupnost/blog/peter-purg
adriart.net (new MA programme I meantioned..)
+ c.f. my self-intro video response: JOIN ME..on my vimeo.com/48429032 way through Ljubljana to School (of Arts) moving to (Nova?) Gorica..
WHERE ..along the (video)way, picked-up papers say:
- tell us about yourself,
- what are some challenges you experience teaching in the arts,
- why do you have hope for he future of the arts in the 21st century.
q Paper (alternative option: “workshop”, e. g. under the title “viDeLoscan”, a conference-wide activity of participants, video recording in-situ and ad-hoc editing short videos related to the conference, uploading them on a dedicated online location, or interlinking them, e.g. via semantics, or possibly combining them with micro-blogging discourse, perhaps on some level of integration with conference website etc.)
Key words: video, community, curriculum, collective, self-reflection
The »New media« module in the first year introduces undergraduate students of the Digital Arts and Practices BA programme at the University of Nova Gorica, School of Arts to the assignment of »videoscanning«. Therein every student should produce a short video on any of the school's events that s/he deems significant – this might be a workshop, a guest lecture, or just enjoying coffee break with colleagues. The video is then first evaluated in an internal forum, then posted on the school website. The practice started three years ago, and has grown into a school-wide norm, since all major school events now often get spontaneously »videoscanned«, and the final edits are used for (collective) self-reflection, promotion, archiving as well as for instructional purposes (if containing longer skill-based demonstrations in step-by-step manner).
Some of the »videoscans« are developed into so called »module-clips« (as annual video-digests) by peers or even by teachers, reflecting the entire process of a course, or a larger project, involving several authors as material contributors and one or two final editors. Apart from discussing them at meetings and in online forums, all these videos are made publically available through the school’s web-TV channel, a vital part of the ePlatform, encompassing the institution's social-media oriented website with a wider public claim, and its instructional intranet. There videoscans appear alongside other film or video works and documentation materials from students, mentors and also external (online) community members. In terms of production approach, these videos are often done in collaboration among two or more students, their output aesthetics could be considered as different blends of video art, short documentary, experimental film, some even bear features of music videoclips or commercial spots (rather as spoofs). Besides enabling students to see what they perhaps missed – or what to expect from a course before enrolling it – these videos have proven an important tool both of collective self-reflection (e.g. at semester shows or in connection to »crit« meetings) as well as valuable international promotion materials, since they rarely depend on verbal language, and often involve innovative video-production aspects.
After introducing videoscanning as an academic community practice, the article will discuss the potential of this poly-functional methodology for curricular development: some of the videoscanned BA level courses at the School of Arts are presently being developed onto MA level in an international curriculum development project among four universities from four countries, Croatia, Austria, Italy and Slovenia.
"With the support of the Lifelong Learning, Erasmus, Programme of the European Union. These videos reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."