‘Jam Hot!’ Personalised radio ciphers through augmented social media for the transformational learning of disadvantaged young people
Ravenscroft, Andrew and Attwell, Graham and Blagbrough, David and Stieglitz, Dirk (2011) ‘Jam Hot!’ Personalised radio ciphers through augmented social media for the transformational learning of disadvantaged young people. pp. 1-10. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.
This paper describes a new approach to conceptualizing, designing and developing personalized and community-based approaches to informal learning with new media. It provides a new articulation of ‘personalisation as cultural practice’, linked to the work of Paulo Freire, leading to the technical reformulation of the concept of ‘ciphers’ within a new pedagogical framework of ‘participative edutainment’. These new concepts and linkages are then applied to the problem of addressing the engagement, informal learning and employability of disadvantaged young people through internet radio and augmented social media within a pilot project called ‘RadioActive’. The paper describes the new rationale and pedagogical approach to design; the methodology for developing RadioActive platforms; the current platform; our current experiences within a pilot project; and, the broader implications for this and similar projects when we consider the reality of designing for lived culture
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