Friday 21st March 2014 – Prof John Lee

Prof John Lee – University of Edinburgh

Recycled Resources and Learning Communities

Alignment, convention, dialogue, the emergence of symbols, communities and vicarious learning form a complex knot of interconnected issues that, if we can untangle them, may shed light on much that is of interest in learning for creative practice. This talk will look at some of the strands of research that are implicated, and some previous experience with attempts to recycle captured learning experiences into a community resource. Why should we expect this to work, and will it work differently in different areas of learning?

John Lee is Professor of Digital Media in the University of Edinburgh. He works between Edinburgh College of Art, and the School of Informatics. In the former he directs the MSc programme in Design and Digital Media; in the latter he works on human communication, cognition and learning, with long-standing involvement in directing the Human Communication Research Centre, including the Edinburgh-Stanford Link programme of research and development in language and speech technologies. He is also involved in current activities fostering collaboration between Design and Informatics.

School of Computing Science & Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Riverside East, Garthdee, Aberdeen, Conference Room N108, 14:10 – 15:10.

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