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There is a 3-year postdoc position available in the Cultural Heritage Mediascapes project. The focus of the research is on developing new tools and methods in visitor and audience research.
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2016
A position as a PhD Candidate is available in the research project Cultural Heritage Mediascapes. Innovation in Knowledge and Mediation Practices.
Deadline November 27, 2015
On September 2 Leila Eve Ferguson (MEDIATE) was awarded the King's gold medal (Kongens gullmedalje) for her PhD thesis.
Cultural Heritage Mediascapes: Innovation in knowledge and communication practices is one of three research projects to be funded by the new KULMEDIA Program at The Research Council of Norway. 19 proposals were submitted.
The project will study key transformations in how knowledge is produced and mediated by experts in museums and archives using digital technologies, as well as the ways in which different publics interact with, contribute to, and learn from this knowledge. The overall aim of Mediascapes is to contribute to research-based policy in the cultural sector that can account for, anticipate, and support future communicative developments and knowledge practices in the field of digital cultural heritage.
In addition to IPED, researchers from IKOS (HF, UiO) the Natural History Museum (UiO), and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design are partners in the project. Other participants include leading Norwegian architecture firms, and organizations working with biodiversity.
Associate Professor Palmyre Pierroux will lead the project.
Rikskonsertene satser millioner på onlinespill. Palmyre Pierroux kommenterer ideene bak Lyderia, et nyutviklet onlinespill til 10 millioner kroner i en artikkel skrevet av Maren Ørstavik.
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A position as a post doctoral fellow is vacant in the Department of Education related to research areas covered by one of the two research groups MEDIATE or TextDIM.
Deadline May 15, 2015
MEDIATE was established on January 1, 2015 in a merge of two researcher groups: InterMedia and Transaction.
InterMedia, first as a Center and then as a Research Group, investigated learning and communication with digital representations within and across different contexts, including schools, museums and workplace settings. From 2006 to 2014, TransAction researchers studied the complex interplay between different contexts for young people's learning and identity constructions.
Since April this year the journal IJLM (The MIT press) made available two new articles written by Transaction members on media literacies and young digital users.
Fengshu Liu, member of the research group TransAction, is now professor at the Department of Education.
Ola Erstad was invited to perform a talk on Local Literacies & Community Spaces at the UC Berkeley.
TransAction members have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for the FINNUT pre-project "Gamification, participation and learning". The project is part of the PhD thesis of Caroline Cruaud, and Ola Erstad is project leader. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with EngageLab.
Marianne Takvam Kindt is PhD candidate at the Department of Education. She has participated to the NERA 42nd Congress in Lillehammer in March where she presented the paper “Stories about educational achievement among children of immigrants in Norway”. The theme of the conference was “Education for sustainable development – only big words for politicians or a responsibility for education workers?”.
Ola Erstad was invited to hold a keynote at the 2014 ISCAR Ibercat conference on Connected Individuals and Societies.
Ola Erstad was invited to hold a talk at the Department of Educational Sciences of Masaryk University Faculty of Arts (Brno, Cz).
In February this year, Ola Erstad participated in the making of a rapport named Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy.
ENABLE is funded by Norad, as a cooperation between Kyambogo University in Uganda, Kenya Institute for Special Education in Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and the Department of Education at University of Oslo. Research activities will focus on universal design, learning environments, and different areas of special needs education and sensory impairment.
Kristin Beat Vasbø and Greta Björk Gudmundsdottir (eds.) published a new book on "Methodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education" (SensePublishers).
Filipa de Sousa har observert bruk av spillet "The Walking Dead" ved Nordahl Grieg videregående skole i Bergen som pilot til sin PhD studie. NRK Hordarland var også tilstede, les reportasje:
Nordicom has published in June a new rapport on media literacy. Ola Erstad, Kenneth Silseth and Øystein Gilje co-authored an article in this publication.
Ola Erstad was invited to participate in the 2014 european forum for Media and Information Literacy (MIL) on the 27-28 May.
A new report on MOOC from the Norwegian government has been published in June this year.
On June 16th Aftenposten distributed a magazine on the future of school attached to its daily newspaper. Ola Erstad, current leader of Transaction participated in this special edition with an article on the skills for the future.
Kenneth Silseth, Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Education and member of the TransAction research group is about to publish a chapter about Dialogism as an approach to learning in the book PEDAGOGIKK, edited by Janicke Heldal Stray og Anne Line Wittek. In March he also held a seminar about dialogism for the TransAction and Intermedia research groups.
Plans are underway for student and resercher exchanges between the master program Communication, Design and Learning at the Department of Education and the Information Architecture masters at ENS, University of Lyon. Startup planned for fall semester 2014.