Showing posts from April, 2012

Six principles for brain learning using social media

Does google make us smarter? Or do we become less intelligent? Social media is appropriate for all learning styles! These were two statements that set the stage for the inspiration workshop 'Brain meets social media' held on the 17th April 2012 organised by Ennuonline . Ria van Dinteren , author of Brain@work and Joitske Hulsebosch , author of Ennuonline conducted the workshop explaning the  principles on how the brain can be optimized for learning through social media.  Sa-Fo-Fe-Re-Fe-Co Six principles for brain learning;  Sa-Fo-Fe-Re-Fe-Co Six principles should be considered while developing a learning trajectory including social media: 1. Safety Make sure participants feel safe and welcome online. Our brains get ready for learning, if we feel safe. The first thing people do if they enter an online community, is checking the pictures, profiles and names of the people who participate. After that they get involved in the topic and discussions. 2. Focus Make

Participatory video in Marseille

"How do habitants think about their own neighbourhood?" .  This was the theme about which 17 European videomakers developed a participatory video on how citizens think of their neighbourhood in Marseille and Aix en Provence.  The theme was interesting since Marseille will be the cultural European Capital in 2013 together with Kosice in Slovakia.   This Grundtvig funded training about Participatory Videomaking was organised by Têtes de l'Art in co-operation with Vidéos des Pays et des Quartiers (VDPQ) and Anonymal. from 5th - 10th March, 2012. See video:  Participatory video making in Marseille "This training was well organised. We learned how to plan a story" , shares one of the participants. "A good planning is essential. It helps to develop the story and it saves time for video editing" .  During the middle of the week interviews were conducted in specific urban areas of Marseille and Aix en Provence.  Two teams composed a 7-minute vide