Programme: Day 28 Doc Media Month

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Monday 28th

Hosted a workshop for DMU #Tech1502 Introduction to Community Media students.

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Students viewed the documentary film, Lift by Marc Isaacs.

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“Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.”


Future Learn offers a diverse selection of FREE online courses from top universities and specialist organisations from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

Throughout the Documentary Media Month programme I will be hosting a series of FREE 1 hour ‘How To’ sessions for those wishing to learn more about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and highlighting a course/s starting that week.

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‘Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment’

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment.

This course explores three basic principles when considering conflict in the natural environment:

(1) The economics of the coming spaceship Earth

(2) Scarcity and conflict

(3) The environment as a weapon of war

Human conflict has both short and long term effects on the natural world. The environment is directly impacted by pollution and explosions; and can be used as a weapon of war through scorched earth military action, poisoning and defoliation. In the longer term, sustainable environmental management is disrupted when conflict destabilises social systems and people are denied access to natural resources.

Duration: 2 weeks (Starts 28th November)

More details: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/environmental-ethics-scarcity-conflict

3-4pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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Out of Eden Walk’ – the 7 year ‘slow journalism’ project – this interactive workshop covers using documentary media (documentary film, photography, audio and new media) in a classroom/learning setting.

It includes examples such as the ‘Out of Eden Walk’ project and information on free resources available to teachers/educators

Join the discussion as Rob Watson (DMU Lecturer) captures content for his series called ‘Round The Counter’ podcasts.

Click here to listen – Round The Counter Podcast 14

“Here’s the latest Round the Counter podcast. This week with John Coster, Dave Weight, and myself.” RW

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Founder of the ‘Round the Counter’ podcast, Rob Watson.

This event supports the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Ambassador programme.

5-7pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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