In the UK, RadioActive101 has been successful in winning a second University of East London ‘Excellence’ Funded PhD studentship! These doctorate studentships are funded for three years and the latest PhD examines Digital Media in Therapy: Development & Evaluation of a Participatory Radio Drama Intervention to Improve Psychotherapy Outcomes among At-Risk Youth with Conduct Disorder. Amanda Cooper will continue to collaborate across 3 Schools: Cass School of Education and Communities, The School of Psychology and The School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) at the University of East London. We congratulate Amanda on winning the studentship and wish her success in this exciting research area.
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