ISKME GoPro Learning Challenge Announces Winners
Novel Proposals for Capturing Learning with Wearable Cameras
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - June 16, 2014 - PRLog -- ISKME, an education nonprofit pioneering global access to open education resources (OER), and GoPro, maker of versatile cameras and enabler of some of today’s most engaging user-generated content, today announced five winners of the ISKME GoPro Learning Challenge. The challenge, announced at ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2013 last December, was designed to inspire creativity inside and outside the classroom by integrating GoPro’s cameras and editing software with ISKME’s OER Commons, a site for sharing high-quality education resources.
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“The opportunity GoPro gives teachers and students to visually document how learning takes place combined with ISKME’s OER Commons could vastly expand our knowledge about innovative practices for achieving optimal learning,” Petrides adds.
Challenge winners will receive GoPro’s award winning HERO3+ camera and be provided training on GoPro cameras and software to help them create their educational resources. All the videos will be openly licensed and shared on OER Commons, so that learners everywhere can access and use these resources.
“We are excited about the many possibilities of using our cameras in the classroom as teachers look to new technologies to further enhance the learning experience,”
The judges, who included educators from other institutions, were asked to evaluate submissions on the novelty of the idea for impacting student learning using GoPro cameras, as well as on the efficacy of the project and the potential for engagement with students to achieve relevant learning goals.
For a look at the five ISKME GoPro Challenge winning proposals -- which included using GoPro cameras to study how different objects react in water; shadowing the lives of migrant workers during the seasons; documenting local issues in the news by taking innovative approaches; and exchanging videos on agricultural and cultural practices between the U.S. and Liberia -- go to http://www.bigideasfest.org/
GoPro will be attending the upcoming International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta from June 28 – July 1.