Welcome to the seventeenth issue of Networks
Networks team, University of BrightonSince we published the last issue of Networks in January this year, the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) has officially closed. The ‘transition’ period to the new Higher Education Academy structure ended on 31 March 2012. In spite of this, however, not too much here in the office has actually changed. The Networks team are still based in the Faculty of Arts ...
Since we published the last issue of Networks in January this year, the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) has officially closed. The ‘transition’ period to the new Higher Education Academy structure ended on 31 March 2012. In spite of this, however, not too much here in the office has actually changed. The Networks team are still based in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton and continue to be busy with projects relating to art, design and media teaching and learning.
We have issue 18 of Networks to come in July and we continue to distribute a weekly ADM bulletin via the networkADM blog. Our blog stats show that this is a much-used resource so we’ll keep sending it on unless you tell us otherwise. Please continue to let us know if you have items that you’d like to share.
We are undertaking some interesting work relating to open educational resources in creative practice higher education. Along with several other institutions, the University of Brighton is partnering University of Arts London in Phase three of the JISC / Academy-funded Open Educational Resources programme. The ALTO-UK project aims to support the development of more open educational practice in art, design and media HE and, as part of this, we are currently organising Drawing on All Resources to be held at Brighton University on 16 May. This event will bring together burgeoning sector activity in this area and hopefully set an agenda for future developments. For more information about the event
For this issue of Networks we wanted to focus on teaching and learning practices in which students take centre stage and sought articles exploring student involvement in art, design and media curriculum design, ‘delivery’ and assessment, as well as engagement with departmental and institutional structures and processes. We are proud to share examples of student networks, peer tutoring and peer assessment among the many stories, suggestions, appeals and recommendations from the sector.
We are excited to publish the entries to this year’s Student Award. The entries reflect on their creators’ experiences of learning in art, design and media and signal the epiphanies, inspirations, enablers and opportunities that have been part of their higher education. The entries are a powerful reminder of the breadth of these experiences and encounters - with artists, exhibitions, literature, lectures, conversations, projects and experiments – and also of how much they count in their impacts on students’ lives. Please take time to look and vote for your favourite entries before 11 May.
This seventeenth issue of Networks is the last funded by the Higher Education Academy. We thank them for their contribution to the project.
The Networks team:
Professor Stuart Laing
Dr Stephen Mallinder