Getting Meta: Augmented Media for Creativity & Critical Thinking

W20 #becomingeducational Taking your research projects further…
Once you have gathered and analysed your data, we want you to produce a teaching/learning artefact that shares a small piece of what you have discovered with a wider student audience.
This excellent blog post discusses some rally useful tech-tools that you might want to use.
Big tip: if you go audio-visual – make sure it’s no more than two minutes long…
We will be organising an in-class session on this – but do come and see us if you are already bursting with big ideas!

Indiana Jen

The last session that I’m attending is “Getting Meta: Augmented Media for Creativity & Critical Thinking” with Amy Burvall. You can explore the topic and join in the conversation by joining her G+ community. Her community includes the slides as well as a list of activities.

Word Cloud of my Facebook activity. Word Cloud of my Facebook activity.

One of the most prominent terms that we hear today is “meta” – metadata, metacognition, etc. Meta means “above, beyond, or about.” Amy wants to explore different ways to get students to “get meta” with their projects. Meta is very powerful and gives us a broader idea of what is happening in the world an dour lives. For example, go to Wolfram Alpha and type in “Facebook Report.” You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about your Facebook page.

The nice think about the social media and digital world that we live in…

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