JUMP IN: Can the creation of an integrated peer learning community in real time and through the virtual landscapes become a valuable learning tool within a Conservatoire setting?
External partner: Dr Pauline Brooks, Liverpool John Moores University
This project explores the application and potential of an educational model entitled an in-reaching community of practice (Carr, 2012). Building on an exploratory project with LJMU using facetime, Skype and Adobe connect, this project trials multi-screen video conference software Visimeet. The research investigates the value and significance of peer learning through a creative paradigm in both the real time and across the virtual landscape (telematics, Brooks 2012). It will integrate two ‘companies’ (mixed year cohorts) of students working as one, despite being 80 miles apart. The research aims to: