Mobile Media Reporter in Berlin

The #iCollab12 project in Berlin continues with Mobile Media Reporter in Berlin in two of my courses related to Media Research in Mobile Web (#AW600 group 1a and 1b), following the Social Media Reporter in the courses related to Media Research in Social Media (#AW2685 group 1a and 1b).

The Mobile Media Reporter in Berlin is a field study, during which individual students or small groups of students observe and document the different applications of mobile media in Berlin. Students can decide about the exact topic of their projects and follow a particular question which is interesting to them. The field research is documented in Mahara, which we use at Beuth University in Berlin for students ePortfolios.

Below you will find the links to some of the first Mahara views on individual students projects related to “Mobile Media Reporter in Berlin”. Students are looking forward to all your comments and feedback!

Group AW600/1a (Mondays):

Group AW600/1b (Tuesdays):

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Students as Social Media Reporters

As part of the icollab12 international project, students in each participating country were required to move beyond the ‘classroom’ and use their skills in digital communications and social media content production to become transmedia reporters/citizen journalists. They were to work in groups to develop a series of reports for (and in collaboration with) an international audience. The main focus of the project was to produce rich media reports on Social Media in a) their local community, and b) their chosen industry (e.g. web, computing, creative, gigs). Their reports were then presented to students in Germany, Spain and New Zealand – in turn, their fellow #iCollab12 students overseas produced parallel content. At the end of the project, students in each country were asked to vote for the best “Social Media in ______” project, and the winners will receive an iTunes voucher.

Here’s some example student reports:

The YouTube playlist for the project will be updated as reports come in: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4C72B10F1B2AC723

Social Media Reports From Auckland Students updated 17 May

1. QR Codes in Auckland: http://qrcodesauckland.blogspot.co.nz/

2. Our Auckland: http://ourauckland.tumblr.com/

3. The Localist: http://prezi.com/uuxxpzrx_43g/the-localist/

Updated YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWDUU1AAFrI A YouTube summary – please rate the video and give comment feedback 🙂

4. The Insiders Guide to Auckland: http://www.prkidsnz.com

Social Media Reporter in Berlin

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The #iCollab12 project in Berlin starts with Social Media Reporter in Berlin in two of my courses both related to Social Media Research. The Social Media Reporter in Berlin is a field study, during which groups of students observe and document the different applications of social media in Berlin. Students can decide about the exact topic of their projects and follow a particular question which is interesting to them. The field research is documented in Mahara, which we use at Beuth University in Berlin for students ePortfolios.

Below you will find the links to some of the first Mahara views on individual students projects related to “Social Media Reporter in Berlin”. Students are looking to all your comments and sharing. We hope to see the reports from Manchester and Tarragona soon!

Group AW2685/1a:

Group AW2685/1b

Students from Berlin are looking forward to your comments on their Mahara views (comment = feedback in Mahara) and per Twitter with #iCollab12.

Here is another…

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Here is another blog on teachers using technology. http://tiny.cc/c4bpcw There are  similar challenges irrespective of whether it is uni or primary school!

Google hangout is more fun once you start using teh google effects in the left screen although I did not expect the photos  to be posted to my profile.

Update from the UK

Really enjoyed tonight’s Google+ hangout with the #iCollab12 team – we’re very excited about the various projects (New Zealand, Spain, Germany, UK) and can’t wait to see your final productions! The New Zealand teams have already presented some fantastic work via live web-stream, which we managed to attend despite it being late at night for us Europeans (although I did sleep in and nearly miss a flight the next day… ho hum). Thom filmed/streamed it on through his mobile phone (of course) and the video is here.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few posts from the UK group in their capacity as ‘Social Media Reporters’:

http://agategail.wordpress.com/

http://amberrahman.wordpress.com/

http://azineh.wordpress.com/

http://janetdaington.co.uk/

http://precioustweeti.wordpress.com/

We’re in the middle of a 3-week Easter break, so there will be much more to come. Just wanted to share some of their initial posts to give you an idea about how they’re approaching the project.