At the nexus of learning and innovation
Oct
25
October 25, 11:30 am
Where

11.30-1.00pm, Room 612 of the Education Building

This seminar will not be recorded or available online.

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) seminar with Professor Patrick Olivier from the Newcastle University in the UK

 

Where

11.30-1.00pm, Room 612 of the Education Building

This seminar will not be recorded or available online.

Digital Civics and Digital Learning

This seminar is part of Patrick's visit to the SREI project on learning in emerging knowledge co-creation spaces in which he’ll be sharing some of their recent work at Open Lab on digital learning undertaken as part of Newcastle University's Digital Civics research initiative. It’ll be an informal presentation, outlining the vision and goals of digital civics, and running through some of the digital learning prototypes they have in development, from Remix Portal and Park:Learn which platform schools to leverage local assets (music and green spaces); to Think.Active (learning with physical activity data) and Bootlegger (learning through collaborative video making); to WhatFutures and Connected Academy where we’re working with organisations with global reach to realise new configurations of connected learning. These systems are all in development or the early stages of deployment so it’ll be more of "fly-by" than a "deep-dive" but the purpose of the visit is in part to build collaborations, and solicit well-meaning criticism, so should be interesting to everyone.

About Patrick:

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Patrick Olivier is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing at Newcastle University. He founded and currently leads Open Lab, Newcastle University's centre for cross-disciplinary research in digital technologies. His particular research interests include the application of social and ubiquitous computing to learning, health and wellbeing, and issues of social justice, as well as the development of new approaches to interaction and human-centred design methods. Patrick is Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics (55 PhD students over 8 years, from 2014-2022) which seeks to train the next generation of researchers in the design, deployment and evaluation of digital community and local government services. He is also Principal Investigator the Digital Economy Research Centre in Digital Civics (25 postdoctoral researchers, 2015-2021) supported in part by a £4m award from the EPSRC (see: http://digitalcivics.io). See Patrick’s Google Scholar page for his publications.

CRLI has invited key international scholars from leading centres to collaborate on its project Understanding and Facilitating Learning in Emerging Knowledge Co-Creation Spaces, funded under the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 'SREI’ 2020 scheme at the University of Sydney, and present a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Event contact information

Contact CRLI.info@sydney.edu.au with any questions.