We are delighted to report the RadioActive101 Practices publication is now complete (in both PDF and EPUB versions) following consultation with all our partners. The report contains many of the common practices developed and refined by participants and RadioActive researchers across this European partnership over the last two years. And there are several examples of the significant impact felt by some of the individuals who became ‘radio-activists’ along the way.
As part of the 20th International Conference on technology supported learning, Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft of the University of East London, UK presented at Online Educa in Berlin. The paper was called Implementation and Evaluation of Radio as an Educational Intervention for Inclusion and Informal Learning and was part of the sessions Addressing Inequality: Is ICT a Silver Bullet? (Friday, 5th December 2014)
RadioActive101/Choices Program took part in a workshop discussing the implementation of the project in Portugal. The session was directed towards social workers, teachers and others wishing to implement radio in a non-formal learning context. The workshop promoted an exchange of experiences between the four Portuguese centres that participate in the RadioActive Europe project.
The event took place on 19th November 2014, at Auditório do CNAI, in Lisbon.
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RadioActive Workshop Flyer 26 Nov 2014
RadioActive 101 Dissemination Work-shop
RadioActive101 hosted a Dissemination Workshop on Wednesday 26 Nov 2014, at Dragon Hall Trust, in Covent Garden, Central London.
The sessions covered the practical side of making radio, legal, copyright and licensing requirements and the benefits of implementing a robust Governance Editorial Model. This workshop had representatives from youth work and other community work; academics and practitioners in education, people from the performing arts and those concerned with employability in general; the creative and digital industries, digital media focussed educators and practitioners, various service users and students.
Tom Gerken, PhD Studentship
We have appointed Tom to our PhD research studentship at UEL in Addiction, At-Risk Youth & Digital Media: Development & Evaluation of an Internet Radio Intervention to Reduce Substance Misuse among Excluded and Hard-to-Reach Youth. This is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Education, Psychology and Performing Arts funded by the Cass School of Education & Communities. Tom joins us from the BBC where he worked as a Department Researcher for BBC Wales, editing audio ready for broadcast as well as running BBC social media channels, recording and interviewing athletes. Tom has a postgraduate degree in Radio Production, several years in executive roles of internet radio stations, experience running social media at a professional level and is keen to return to academia whilst staying active in radio production. Tom has also made a number of creative radio dramas over the years, with experience in writing scripts and editing.
Tom is supervised by Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft along with Co-Supervisors: Dr Meredith Terlecki (Clinical Psychology) and Gordon Kerr (Head of Music Technology).