On day 2 I presented the investigation of creativity within our MSc ePortfolios, see the presentation on slideshare. This was really well received and I got lots of questions from the audience including from action researcher Jack Whitehead and DCU careers advisor Denise McMorrow. A lot of interest in ePortfolios!
Ciaran Mc Cormack of IADT and the Creative director of FIS, gave a magical keynote and spoke about the FIS Book Club, a place where children create a video book review based on their independent reading. According to Ciaran the success factors of digital video are: curriculum integration, ownership by the teacher, facilitation, leadership from top & bottom.
Professor Michael Wesch, an anthropologist at Kansas State University gave a keynote exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His video ‘A Vision of Students Today’ went viral on the web in 2007 showing how today’s students learn and the impacts that social media is having on learning.