Andrew Ravenscroft & PhD student Tom Gerken will be presenting Deep Learning Design for Social Innovation: Participatory Radio for Developing 21C Skills with Disenfranchised Learners at the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning. This year’s conference is taking place in Toledo, Spain between 14-18 September 2015.
And around the same time Colin Rainey will present Implementing and Evaluating the ‘space’ of Participatory Radio as an Educational Intervention for Inclusion, Self-efficacy and Informal Learning at the British Educational Research Association’s Annual Conference in Belfast, UK, 15-17 September 2015.
We are delighted to confirm RadioActive101 has been awarded €21,000 from the University of East London’s Research Capital Scheme to supply new equipment and upgrade existing kit. This will ensure the team has up to date quality equipment for future broadcasting in the UK.
Times Higher Education Awards 2015
In the UK RadioActive101 has been entered into the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 by the University of East London as sole entry under the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research’ category. This award recognises the innovative use of digital technology to improve an institution’s teaching, learning or research activity. Winners will be revealed at a ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, in November.
DOUBLE PRIZE AWARDED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR MIGRATION IN PORTUGAL
Congratulations to RadioActive101 in Portugal and to all at Metas in Porto for being doubly honored under the Communication Award For Cultural Diversity by the High Commissioner for Migration in Portugal. The prizes were:
• Junior prize for online radio Streamlining – RadioActive101
From Project Metas – Mediate Choices, Working Autonomy, from the Choices Program
• Junior Prize – Honorable Mention Magazine Targets METAS E5G Project
Full details of the prize winners are here
“Three minutes away from a good voice presentation can mean six hours of work”
This is how Ana Isabel Ferreira, an expert in voice and communication techniques, spoke about the importance of training in vocal techniques on 22 May 2015, in the CNAI auditorium, Lisbon. The training session had 14 participants from both new and old centers from RadioActive101. Ana Isabel Ferreira has extensive experience in media training and specialises in oral communications.
The training addressed technical aspects including: how to plan engaging communication, how to make more effective presentations, how to focus on body posture, as well as proposing exercises for relaxation and improving the quality of the voice, breathing, articulation and intonation.
There are plans to expand the training in both Lisbon and Porto and include sessions on radio and sound design.