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This roundtable discussion focuses upon a recent e-Learning initiative emerging out of the 'Why We Post' project led by Professor Daniel Miller.
Funded by the European Research Council, Why We Post examined uses of social media across eight countries. Part of the intention of the project was to make research findings easily accessible to a worldwide audience over digital platforms which resulted in developing an e-learning course for FutureLearn, making short films and publishing Open Access books.
Moderated by John Postill, three members of the Why We Post team – Daniel Miller, Jolynna Sinanan and Sheba Mohammid – will discuss the design and development of the course based on fifteen months of ethnographic research in diverse field sites. Specifically they will reflect upon the production of videos in each field site in collaboration with research participants, stories of individuals and wider discoveries on uses of social media in relation to themes such as education, politics and inequality. Andrea McLagan will compare the Why We Post initiative with ongoing MOOC developments at RMIT and beyond.
- Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at University College London, Adjunct Professor in Media and Communication at RMIT University and a Fellow of the British Academy.
- Jolynna Sinanan is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.
- Sheba Mohammid is a PhD Candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University and the Director of Policy and Implementation at the Global Social Media Impact Study.
- Andrea McLagan is a Senior Coordinator, Digital Learning Design in the DSC Digital Learning Team.
- John Postill is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University.
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Getting thereVenue: RMIT Design Hub,Building 100, Level 10, Pavilion 1, corner of Victoria Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne
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