The Learning Technology Unit in the University of Manchester’s School of Computer Science is to host a workshop series on Technology, Media, Communities, and Learning.
The series is specifically concerned with convergences between:
- Social software
- New media-capable hardware devices
- Interactive / broadcast media
- Community formation and maintenance
- Learning and e-learning
- Greater inclusion, and the growth of social capital
The aim of the series is to build knowledge and skills in these topics and their intersections in order to facilitate research and practice. It anticipated that the workshop will be of interest to participants from a broad spread of practices and disciplines that bear on the areas of concern, including the social sciences, media studies and computer science.
The series will be open to all from inside or outside the University.
The series will run for ten sessions. This period may be extended if the participants decide that there is utility continuing in the series.
Workshops will be held fortnightly, from 3.30 to 5.00 pm on Wednesday afternoons, in the School of Computer Science, with a break for the Christmas holidays. The first meeting will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th November 2006, in Atlas 1.
Enquires and further information:
Mark van Harmelen, mark -a-t- cs.man.ac.uk or mvh -a-t- machester.ac.uk