Multi-layered Learning in a Digital Collaboration Studio - Jim PlumeBy
Oct. 25, 2011
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
UNSW City Campus, Level 6, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
A key purpose of current university education is preparing students to take a leading role in the adoption of new digital technologies, while contributing in a constructive way within a project team to address particular client requirements.
In this talk, we present a multi-layered learning experience that explored a complex digital representation issue, while addressing the specific needs of the Historic Houses Trust (HHT) of NSW and necessarily required working with a team to deliver an innovative outcome. Students were first required to negotiate a team contract that was designed to ensure effective team working and equitable project profit-sharing. Their collaborative task was to select an HHT property and investigate key aspects of its architectural significance. From there, they were required to select appropriate current digital technologies to convey those features, first as a comprehensive information repository or a digital knowledge archive, and then as a communicative digital presentation accessible to the general public.
The students delivered a rich assortment of solutions to this very complex multi-layered task, while discovering both the joys and pitfalls of collaborative working and the satisfaction of delivering a great project outcome. Here we will share the extraordinary work produced by these student teams and discuss some of the key lessons that were learnt in this multi-layered digital studio context.
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