The STEM presentation occurs every year for people who have not experienced education e.g. women who are lab assistants and not lab managers, school children and disadvantaged people. The MMU has been chosen as a spoke for this project. There is a £1 million fund – ask CM about this.
The BIG BANG have selected the GMEX as this years venue. Running for 3 days, day 1-2 is primarily based at schools, while day 3 is open to the public – parents, individuals interested in HE. At GMEX other HE institutes and MMU will be exhibiting.
Three schools from Macnhester are involved: Abraham Moss, Trinitiy High and Parrswood all City Learning Centres.
MMU Crewe have a ALPTOP orchestra created by Cheshire Contemporary Orchestra. Crewe will be able to resolve many of the music issues.
Bradford Community College, Florida are aprtners in the STEM workshop with MMU. They are based near to NASA and similar to Wythenshawe College near to Mcr airport. Both have students whose aspiratins to become astronauts and pilots may not be realised due to education. This project will hopefully inspire them.
Video conference facilites are avaialble at Abraham Moss which is both portable and can be used.
MMU can provide a stand with PCs for the GMEX aspect.
The LAPTOP concert will occur one hour per day of live presentation. One of the sessions will be for the public and can involve up to 1200 people. On thOpen day it about the MMU selling itself.
Possible technology engagment can occur with LRS, Ning, Flip cameras and Podcasts.
LRS to engage students during sessin – demo for CM
Use of Ning for private invite-only network – demo for CM
Flip cameras – different people record different to get a feel of the exhibition.
Podcasts – YouTube EDU look into this
Follow up meeting 20/11/09
CM to email list of important dates wrt the BIG BANG event. Ideally all aspects of LRT involvement to be ready by mid-Feb.
LRT can offer the following solution to engage students and staff pre, during and post conference.
1. Students can create podcasts
2. Ning site for interaction
3. Blog – highlight conference experienceand further information required
4. Flip cameras – students use to record podcasts
5. LRS – obtain immediate feedback
6. Twitter account – real-time micro-blogging
BBC under the School Report Project – March 11 will be undertaking a session where students can record their experience of the BB and then can be showcased on NorthWest Tonight.
Meeting 18/12/09 with Conway
I showed Conway the Ning application. This form of social media provides a tool for engaging people in a closed environment. Currently Conway emails information to MMU staff involved in the BIG BANG project. This is a inefficient method of sharing information. By using Ning it is possible to create communities of people who can share a variety of media.
Conway will test the use of Ning for ths purpose. He can create a site for MMU staff to share media pre- during and post the project. He can also setup a number of networks for each of the four schools who are involved in the project. As this can be setup before the conference all sites can be used as a form of document to record the progress of the project pre and post session.