In April Malmö University inaugurated Medieverkstaden – a media workshop that has been installed in the university library. The idea behind the project is to encourage both employees and students to learn more about virtual learning possibilities. In the workshop visitors will be able to try technical equipment, receive help and be inspired.
“This is a result of our ongoing project on virtual learning environments. It’s important that we put an effort into new pedagogical and digital forms of teaching and learning,” said pro-vice chancellor Cecilia Christersson, Malmö University.
Glocal Classroom member and Interaction Designer Micke Rundberg has been involved in the process and will give advice on video pedagogy in the new workshop.
“We would like Medieverkstaden to be a place where we can simulate different teaching environments. Virtual classrooms can, more or less, be set up anywhere, but now we have a place where you can find both tecnique and knowledge. A place where teachers and students can develop and experiment with pedagogical ideas,” says Micke, and continues:
“Our biggest challenges now is to establish the workshop within the organization. The input from the users is very important. We want the activities of the workshop to be based on participatory design – how can we use the technique in teaching situations at Malmö University?”